Sabre announces appointment of Jason Lalor to head up Conferma Pay

Sabre announces appointment of Jason Lalor to head up Conferma Pay

New chief executive confirmed following last year's acquisition by the GDS and completion of minority investment by Mastercard in January  

Conferma Pay and Sabre Corporation have announced the appointment of Jason Lalor as chief executive of the payments arm of the GDS. 

The appointment follows Sabre’s acquisition of Conferma Pay last August and announcement of a new partnership and minority investment by Mastercard in November which was completed last month 

Lalor has more than two decades’ of leadership experience in commercial operations, strategy development and partner engagement at some of the world’s biggest fintech companies.  

He most recently served as chief executive of Square's European business, headquartered in Dublin, as well as serving as executive director on several of Square’s international boards.  

Before joining Square, he spent over six years with Mastercard in various roles, including general manager of Ireland and vice president of European digital and fintech partnerships.  He has previously held senior roles at Barclaycard, American Express and Dell. 

Roshan Mendis, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Sabre Travel Solutions, said:

“We are delighted to have Jason join Conferma Pay as CEO during this pivotal year in our payments journey. 

“He brings extensive commercial leadership experience and a deep understanding of the payments ecosystem. This will be integral in advancing our goal to accelerate the digitization of business-to-business (B2B) travel payments.”

Conferma Pay said Lalor will lead the company as it “seeks to build new and enhanced digital capabilities in virtual cards, transforming the payment experience for the travel industry”. 

He said: “I’ve already been impressed by the dynamic and inspirational team at Conferma Pay. 

“It is clear that its people are one of Conferma Pay’s greatest assets and I look forward to working with so many of the payment industry’s brightest minds. 

“This is an exciting time to be working in payments, and the new investments have given Conferma Pay the opportunity to be at the forefront of developments, which will help ensure that we continue to meet the fast-evolving needs of our customers.”