Skyscanner announces the appointment of former eBay finance chief

Skyscanner announces the appointment of former eBay finance chief

Laurence Tracol will lead in the UK, US and APAC and join the metasearch site’s executive team

Skyscanner has appointed former eBay executive Laurence Tracol as vice president of finance.

Tracol will report into chief operating officer Kris Beyens and will lead Skyscanner’s global finance function across Europe, the US and APAC. She will also join Skyscanner’s executive team.

Tracol joins Skyscanner from online auction site eBay, where she held a number of finance leadership positions, and most recently served as deputy chief financial officer for eBay International.

Beyens said: “Laurence has a strong track record of accelerating growth, driving strategic business initiatives and developing high-performing teams.

“Leading finance, Laurence will support our overarching business strategy and directives. She is highly aligned to Skyscanner’s mission of leading the transformation to modern and sustainable travel: we’re delighted to welcome Laurence to the Skyscanner team.”

Tracol added: “I’ve joined the business at a challenging but exciting time. The impact of COVID-19 on the travel sector is not inconsiderable, but Skyscanner enjoys a prime position in the world of travel.

“I believe that there is pent-up demand for travel in the future, which makes for a significant financial opportunity for a global business like Skyscanner.

“As VP of finance, my team will focus on how to best capitalise on this opportunity as we seek to further Skyscanner’s ambitious longer-term financial growth.”

Tracol arrives at the travel price comparison site with her 25 years of finance experience at major technology companies.

Outside of Skyscanner, she serves as a non-executive director and strategic advisor.