Roshan Mendis has been named as senior vice president for Sabre Travel Network, Asia Pacific, following the completion of the acquisition of Abacus International.
He will be responsible for the overall Sabre Travel Network business in the Asia Pacific region, which includes the newly acquired Abacus business.
Mendis joins after 12 years with Travelocity.com, where he was most recently president of the Americas, until its sale in early this year to Expedia. He was also formally president of Zuji, Travelocity’s Asia Pacific brand, based in Singapore, and prior to that, vice president of Travelocity Partner Network.
Sabre Travel Network president, Greg Webb, said: “Roshan brings significant industry experience, as well as local knowledge and relationships within Asia, having worked for six years in Singapore at Zuji.
“This is an exciting time for Sabre and Abacus, and Roshan is perfectly suited to lead the business and bring together the local expertise of Asia-born and bred Abacus with the global capabilities of Sabre for the benefit of all agency and supplier customers.”
Mendis said: “The opportunities for further innovation in Asia-Pacific and closer collaboration with suppliers and agency customers are almost limitless.
“We will invest in this region to help our customers grow faster and expand more rapidly into new markets. It is great to back in this region with Sabre at such an exciting time.”