Former American Express Global Business Travel vice president and general manager for UK, Ireland and Switzerland, Champa Magesh is joining Amadeus.
She has been named as UK and Ireland managing director of Amadeus IT Group, starting on June 1.
Magesh will be based at Amadeus UK’s head office at Gatwick Airport, replacing former managing director Diane Bouzebiba, who was promoted earlier this year to become director of distribution strategic initiatives at the technology company’s Madrid headquarters.
Magesh will be responsible for overseeing business strategies across all channels in corporate and leisure travel, leading Amadeus’ initiatives to grow the brand in the UK and Ireland, while driving technological innovation.
She will spearhead Amadeus’ ongoing transformation of the UK and Irish customer experience and assist the team in developing the business and diversifying the company’s solutions and services portfolios.
David Doctor, regional vice president, said: “I am delighted to welcome Champa to the Amadeus UK & Ireland team. Her experience in overseeing and growing the profitability of a range of business units on an international level will be a huge asset to Amadeus and bring a depth of understanding that our customers and partners will really benefit from.
“These are exciting times for Amadeus as we build on significant gains achieved in 2014. We are excited that she is on board as we continue to grow our business and brand in the UK and Irish markets.”
Magesh has also held a number of different roles across international companies in sectors such as travel, technology, pharmaceutical, distribution and mining.