Skyscanner chief executive Bryan Dove steps down

Skyscanner chief executive Bryan Dove steps down

Moshe Rafiah, vice chair of Skyscanner and founder of Travelfusion, takes over

Metasearch site Skyscanner has announced chief executive Bryan Dove is stepping down for family reasons.

Dove, who has spent five years at the Ctrip-owned company, will remain as a senior adviser to the company.

Moshe Rafiah, vice chair of Skyscanner, will take over day to day chief executive responsibilities.

Rafiah said: “Bryan has made a remarkable impact on Skyscanner. While the travel industry faces a challenging time, Skyscanner is a leader in the sector in every way.”

Dove said: “It has been an honour to lead Skyscanner as CEO and CTO before that. Being part of Skyscanner has been one of my greatest professional privileges.

“While it’s hard to step away at this time, and despite the current challenges the world is facing, I’m confident that Skyscanner’s future is brighter than ever.”

Rafiah is the founder and chief executive at Travelfusion, which is also part of the Group.

He will split his time between the two companies, though both organisations will remain operationally independent from the other, the company confirmed.