People On The MoveAmadeus veteran Javier Laforgue takes up new role as EVP, travel unit & MD for Asia Pacific.

It's time for renewal for Amadeus' new APAC head

Javier Laforgue will be based in Amadeus' Singapore office.
Javier Laforgue will be based in Amadeus' Singapore office.

Amadeus has appointed Javier Laforgue as executive vice president, travel unit & managing director, Asia Pacific to oversee the company's business across the region.

A travel industry veteran with more than two decades of travel industry knowledge, Laforgue boasts extensive experience across various senior management roles in Amadeus.

He was mostly recently Amadeus' global head of air distribution, which included managing the company's NDC strategy and investment programme. Prior to that, he also played a key role in establishing the global sales function and headed the Latin America region as well as the expansion of Amadeus’ activities in key growth areas such as payments.

In his new role, Laforgue hopes to address the challenges and opportunities in Asia Pacific through Amadeus' technology offerings. “The renewal of travel will deliver a unique opportunity of growth for businesses that are driving efficiency and productivity with technology. In Asia Pacific, the travel industry is at a crossroads where technology is playing a pivotal role in getting people moving again."

A Spanish national who holds a Master of Business Administration from IE Business School, Laforgue will be based in the Amadeus office in Singapore.

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