Egencia(R), an Expedia, Inc. company, announced today several changes to its leadership team. Jonny Shingles will assume the position of managing director, Egencia UK; the former managing director, Christophe Peymirat, will now take on the role of vice president of global marketing; Cecilia Routledge will expand her current role to lead Egencia’s growth into Asia as managing director, Egencia Asia-Pacific (APAC); and Germain Huber has been appointed senior director supplier relations, Egencia Europe.
“It is an honor to join Egencia,” said Shingles. “I was impressed by Egencia’s rapid growth in recent years and the opportunity to deliver a powerful, innovative combination of service and technology to today’s corporate travel industry.”
Mr. Shingles joins Egencia with extensive experience building and developing high-performance commercial teams and client-centric organization businesses. Most recently, he was part of the leadership team responsible for launching Jet Republic, a startup in the private jet market servicing leading corporations. Additionally, he has worked as the Global Head of CRM at Mergermarket, part of the Financial Times Group. Jonny’s career began in the Royal Air force as a fighter pilot then as an instructor before completing a MBA at London Business School.
“After so many years with Egencia, I’m thrilled to contribute to the organization in a new way,” said Peymirat. “As the global vice president of marketing, my primary objective is to ensure we are meeting the needs of our customers through new and unique products and services – both in countries where we already have a presence and as we expand globally around the world.”
Christophe Peymirat will be returning to the company’s Paris office and has been with Egencia for the last 9 years, most recently leading Egencia UK business operations. Prior to 2004, Peymirat was part of the original Egencia team for several years, serving initially as director of product development and later as director of large accounts. Peymirat’s career began working for L’Oreal as a sales and marketing executive. He went on to work for Bain & Company as a business consultant.
“After many years of experience driving our business development efforts globally, I am excited by the opportunity to lead our APAC team,” said Routledge. “I look forward to expanding Egencia’s business services in India, China, Australia, and other APAC markets, which are strong and developing corporate travel markets with huge growth potential.”
Cecilia Routledge, managing director Asia-Pacific, will now report to Christophe Pingard, senior VP EMEA and APAC. She has over 15 years experience of developing new business units in International points of sale, in particular in EMEA and Latin America. Routledge has worked for Egencia for more than six years in various positions such as global strategy and business development and product marketing for EMEA. She has a master of science from the University of Uppsala and a master of international management from HEC de Lausanne.
“Egencia operates on a global scale,” said Huber. “This position will give me the chance to further develop deep relationships with our international supply partners and provide them with new opportunities to deliver valuable offerings to our clients and travelers.”
Germain Huber is appointed senior director of supplier relations in Europe. From 2004 until now, as director of operations, Egencia Europe, he managed Egencia’s service strategy and day-to-day operations in 10 countries including France, UK, Germany, and Belgium. Huber joined Egencia in 2001, as marketing manager with extensive experience in the travel industry. Like Christophe Peymirat, he graduated from HEC and received a master’s degree in international economics from Sciences Po Paris.
These new positions will help manage and support Egencia as it scales globally, confirming the company’s recent growth in the marketplace.