Three from travel among ‘most influential’ dotcom directors

Senior figures from Cheapflights, Expedia and Thetrainline – Hugo Burge, Andy Washington and Murray Hennessy – have been named in a list of leaders in UK online business.

Internet networking group has created a listing of what it believes are the101 most influential executives in the online sector.

101 Directors Of .COM also features online retail bosses such as Nick Robertson (ASOS), Tim Steiner (Ocado), Natalie Massenet (Net A Porter) and Christopher North (Amazon).

Other high profile business people on the list include TV presenter and founder Sarah Beeny, Carole Middleton of Party Pieces and’s Kate Garraway. Founder Leon Bailey-Green said: “There is a real eclectic mix of leaders who have got to the top of the internet business.

“Knowing them through my network I thought it would be useful to create a who’s who guide for those inside and outside of the industry; all the movers and shakers listed in one place.”

He added: “Internet business leaders come from all manner of backgrounds. From the Oxford and Harvard educated, to those unencumbered by higher education; from TV presenters turned entrepreneurs to journalists turned business owners, the online sector boasts an extraordinarily eclectic mix of people.

“As ever with reports of this nature, choosing the entrants has been tough. The pool from which to pick was huge and I hope the final list serves at least to generate discussion.”

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