TripAdvisor recruits Disney exec to helm hotels business unit

Walt Disney Company’s senior vice president, global e-commerce of consumer products division, Kanika Soni, will soon join TripAdvisor as president of the latter’s hotels business unit, effective April 15.

In her upcoming role, Soni will oversee TripAdvisor’s hotels business, representing a substantial part of the company’s total revenue. Reporting to Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor’s president and CEO, she will be responsible for product, engineering, sales and marketing for hotels.

Before joining Disney, Soni led the online and global digital marketing teams at Tesla Motors, in addition to leadership roles at both Gilt Groupe and McKinsey & Company.

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