Travel veteran Graham Hills has been named as chief commercial officer at Asia-based travel technology supplier BeMy Guest.
Hills has worked across multiple travel sectors, including government institutions such as Tourism Western Australia, online travel agency Octopus Travel, travel publisher Yahoo! and metasearch engine Wego.
BeMyGuest founder and chief executive Clement Wong said: “We are excited about the growth opportunities that Graham’s expertise in product development, data analytics, digital media as well as his track record in revenue generation and success scaling business operations, especially in Indonesia, will bring to our company.”
Hills added: “This is an extraordinary opportunity to be able to join the team who is setting the standard for technology in Asia in the fastest growing travel segment, within the largest regional market in the world – the attractions, tours and activities space.
“I am looking forward to playing a part during this period of hyper-growth, and help BeMyGuest continue to drive innovation for the sector.”
Meanwhile, Kei Shibata as been appointed to the company’s board of directors, having led a number of online travel media businesses in Japan.
Chief operating officer and co-founder Blanca Menchaca said: “Kei’s appointment to our board will allow us to work closer together and leverage his extensive knowledge of e-commerce and his strong entrepreneurial business acumen.
“Kei’s exemplary achievements in the Asian travel industry, especially in Japan, are well known. He co-founded Venture Republic and as CEO took the company public in 2008 after seven years of operation.”
Shibata said: “BeMyGuest has successfully elevated Asia’s attractions, tours and activities sector.
“Their strategic execution and ability to attract global distribution partners, suppliers, industry talent and investors is outstanding, and I’m extremely happy to be working with the management team to progress the business even further.”