Travelport announced today that its board of directors approved the appointment of Gordon Wilson as the company’s deputy chief executive officer, effective November 5. Mr. Wilson will continue to serve as the president and chief executive officer of the company’s GDS and IT services and software businesses.
Mr. Wilson, 43, has been with Travelport for 19 years. Since January 2007, he has served as president and chief executive officer of Travelport’s global distribution system (GDS) business that includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands, as well as the IT services and software business. Prior to that, Mr. Wilson was president and CEO of Travelport Business Group, responsible for the GDS and GTA businesses across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
Travelport CEO and president, Jeff Clarke stated: “This promotion recognizes Gordon’s enormous contribution to Travelport’s success in leading our GDS and IT services and software businesses for the past three years. Gordon is widely respected in the industry for his unyielding commitment to providing the highest quality of service to customers and suppliers. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Gordon as my deputy in addition to his role in managing our largest business.”