Amadeus promotes Champa Magesh to global travel retail role

Amadeus promotes Champa Magesh to global travel retail role

Former UK managing director also responsible for Travel Channels business in EMEA

Amadeus has named Champa Magesh as executive vice president of retail in Travel Channels and EMEA managing director.

Magesh, who managed the Travel Channels segment in Asia Pacific, replaces Leon Herce, who has left Amadeus.

She was previously Amadeus managing director in the UK and Ireland.

Meanwhile, Ramona Bohwongprasert is taking over from Magesh in Asia Pacific.

She previously led the consolidators and networks global organisation within the Amadeus retail travel agency team.

Magesh will report to Decius Valmorbida, president of the Travel Channels unit, and will also assume a regional leadership role responsible for the Travel Channels business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bohwongprasert will report to Magesh.

Valmorbida said: “Champa and Ramona are passionate about helping retail travel agents grow and successfully navigate the changes in the travel landscape.

“Retail travel agents are very dynamic, entrepreneurial and diverse in geography and business footprint.

“These senior appointments underline the commitment of Amadeus to these businesses.”