A newly created role to help develop Travelport’s corporate and commercial offering has been filled by Maria Chevalier.
She becomes global vice president of corporate incubation, working alongside group vice president, global accounts & corporate direct sales, Sandra McLeod.
Chevalier joins this month and reports to chief commercial officer Kurt Ekert.
She moves from her own consulting firm and was previously global director of travel & meetings services at HP and Johnson & Johnson. Earlier in her career, Chevalier held senior executive roles at BCD Travel and was chief operating officer of the Travel Desk.
Ekert said: “Maria brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the corporate sector that will be incredibly valuable at this important stage in our growth as a company.
“This is a newly created role that will develop and drive our offering to corporations. With this role focused on innovation, Maria’s direct sector knowledge will help Travelport to incubate and bring to market new and enhanced products and services for corporate customers.”
Chevalier added: “Joining Travelport, a business that is driving change in the global travel industry and redefining travel commerce, is a great opportunity for me.
“It is a company I know well and have admired from afar for how it has led the change in the way travel is distributed and transacted.
“I look forward to applying my experience in the corporate sector and identifying the next opportunities and customer innovations that will help Travelport continue to deliver a superior service to its corporate customers.”