Sabre Corporation has appointed Roshan Mendis as chief commercial officer (CCO) of its Travel Network business.
As CCO, Mendis will be responsible for leading global sales, sales operations and business development initiatives worldwide and will play an instrumental role in driving Sabre’s global travel distribution business as it accelerates its investment to next-generation retailing and distribution.
“Roshan has the vision, customer commitment and industry expertise to ensure that Sabre is ready to meet its customers’ needs today and well into the future,” said Wade Jones, president of Sabre Travel Network, picking Mendis for the CCO role after conducting a global search.
A 20-year veteran of the travel technology industry, Mendis most recently served as senior vice president of Travel Network for the Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions where Sabre saw its 2017 bookings grow 9.8 per cent and 7.9 per cent respectively.
Prior to this, he led the Asia-Pacific region for Travel Network and was instrumental in the company’s acquisition and successful integration of Singapore-based GDS, Abacus International.
A native of Sri Lanka, Mendis will continue to be based in London for his new role.