Amadeus appoints Maher Koubaa as EVP travel unit and managing director EMEA

Amadeus appoints Maher Koubaa as EVP travel unit and managing director EMEA

The role is newly created and expands his previous one

Global travel solutions provider Amadeus has announced it has appointed Maher Koubaa in a newly formed and expanded role, to lead the implementation of Amadeus’ strategic vision in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Having successfully grown Amadeus’ business in EMEA during his five-year tenure as head of airlines in the region, Maher’s expanded role will see him taking a similarly customer-centric approach with travel sellers, in addition to airline customers.

After two decades in the industry, his new role will see him become EVP of the travel unit and managing director of EMEA. 

Decius Valmorbida, president, travel of Amadeus, said: “This evolution of our organization in EMEA is a unique opportunity to share and learn best practices and drive success. 

"Maher is a trusted leader with exceptional relationship skills and a profound knowledge of the region and the industry who will ensure that we continue delivering the best experience to our customers. He is also an enthusiastic people leader that will maintain Amadeus’ position as a key employer in EMEA.

Koubaa said: “Travel continues to grow and strengthen in EMEA. The industry is at a pivotal moment with exciting opportunities in this fast-paced, highly competitive region. 

"I believe that Amadeus is well positioned to help our customers and partners benefit from this momentum, and I’m honored to lead a regionally diverse team with the common goal of getting closer to our customers and helping both airlines and travel sellers achieve their ambitions.