SITA makes two key appointments to APAC headquarters - TTG Asia - Leader in Hotel, Airlines, Tourism and Travel Trade News
Wednesday . April 26 . 2017
Follow TTG Asia on Twitter
TTG ASIA this week
TTG Asia ASEAN 50th Anniversary Special Supplement
TTG Asia Luxury
Share |
SITA makes two key appointments to APAC headquarters
Singapore, January 24, 2017

SITA has appointed Sumesh Patel to succeed Ilya Gutlin as president, Asia-Pacific. Reporting directly to the CEO, Patel will develop and drive the association's strategic direction in the region.


Based in Singapore, Patel was most recently vice-president of business management. He has been with SITA for over 24 years, starting as an engineer before moving into leadership positions in sales and business development and later drove communications and airport portfolio strategy in Asia.




Sumesh Patel                                                          Ilya Gutlin


Gutlin, who remains based at SITA’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, will now assume the position of president for SITA’s new global air travel solutions division. He will lead a global team in the development and delivery of products and services to SITA’s 2,800 airline, airport and government customers.


Prior to his more recent role at SITA as president Asia-Pacific, Gutlin was also the vice-president of airport solutions and was the architect of SITA’s Intelligent Airport vision.


Print Top Stories
Editor's pick >
Perak's budding tourism ambitions

by S Puvaneswary

Finding a balance with alternatives

by Feizal Samath

Making it home sweet home

by TTG Asia reporters

Preserving for posterity

by Rachel AJ Lee

Paying the price at national parks

by Siriarpa Kamjan