Hong Kong travel and tourism start-up Tink Labs has appointed Paul Frampton-Calero as chief executive of its UK and Ireland operation.
He will serve as a member of the company’s expanding leadership team and will focus on the strategic growth of the region, and building partnerships across hospitality, ecommerce, and advertising for Tink Labs’ flagship product, handy.
He will report directly to Terence Kwok, founder and chief executive of Tink Labs.
“Paul is a proven leader with track record and extensive experience in growing businesses, building brands and mapping customer journeys across multiple touch points,” said Kwok.
“His passion in the start-up community and the entrepreneurial space makes him the perfect fit for Tink Labs and I am thrilled he will be partnering with us to achieve our vision of creating a travel ecosystem that would deliver better and more intuitive experiences for hotels and travellers.”
Frampton-Calero joins Tink Labs from Havas Media Group, where he was chief executive and oversaw ten different agencies and 850 employees.
During his time at Havas, he introduced a diversity and inclusion charter, which was named in Management Today’s Agents of ‘Change Power List 2018’.
Frampton-Calero has always been an active supporter of the start-up community and prior to joining Tink Labs, he launched the ‘Big Youth Group’ program, which aims at helping young entrepreneurs to start and grow digital businesses.
As one of the UK’s defining voices on the advertising and media industry, Frampton-Calero was voted ‘Top Agency Social CEO’ by Media Week and was named as one of the ‘Top 25 Marketing Influencers’ by Campaign.
“It is not often that you get the opportunity to work for a business that is unique and reimagining a US$8 billion global industry. Tink Labs’ innovative approach to providing customer experience that is better for both the hotel and the travellers is helping travel advance in technology,” said Frampton-Calero.
“There is immense potential with the technology and I am excited at the opportunity to work with the talented team in London, Hong Kong and across the world to take the company forward.”