Sabre backs EMEA growth strategy with appointment of Jean-Vincent Teuler

Sabre backs EMEA growth strategy with appointment of Jean-Vincent Teuler

The new president for airline sales in the region has held numerous positions at the GDS having joined from rival Amadeus in 2011

by Aidan Poole

Sabre has appointed Jean-Vincent Teuler as vice president of airline sales for EMEA in a push for the GDS to expand in the region.

Teuler has over 20 years of aviation industry experience, having spent the past eleven overseeing Sabre’s European strategic customer engagements.

He will be responsible for growing the company’s customer base and revenue while maintaining relationships with existing airline customers in his new position.

Pior to Sabre, Teuler worked in airline industry roles including commercial and account management, product management, e-Commerce and technology, and services account management.

Darren Rickey, senior vice president of airline sales at Sabre, said: “EMEA is a growth area for Sabre, and we have developed a strategy to expand and grow our business with special attention to the airline industry.

“Teuler brings a wealth of IT and airline experience and will lead our efforts in this region, helping airlines identify and deploy the best technology to help in their recovery and expansion.

“I am confident that Teuler’s deep airline industry knowledge will be an asset in accelerating our company’s growth plans.”

Teuler said: “This is a pivotal time in the travel industry, and we need to continue to be highly innovative to meet the changing needs of our customers.

“Our efforts will be focused on enabling the industry’s transformation, including helping airlines to distribute their NDC offers through Sabre’s marketplace as well as utilizing the intelligent capabilities of the Offer Management and Order Management solutions to meet their customers’ expectations.

“I am excited to work with the team to better serve our customers and partners more efficiently, while continuing to grow in the region.”