Flight Centre Travel Group appoints global CTO

Flight Centre Travel Group appoints global CTO

Peter Gianusso joins from Prudential Financial

Flight Centre Travel Group has appointed Peter Gianusso to the role of global chief technology officer, core systems, for its corporate division.

Gianusso has more than 25 years of experience in the tech industry, most recently holding the position of vice president, technology, transformation at Prudential Financial.

He will be based at Flight Centre Travel Group’s Americas headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey, and be responsible for overseeing the platforms leveraged to power customer product offerings.

These include the global data consolidation platform used to collect travel data from all corporate markets, a business rule and automation platform used to improve data quality and travel automation, and centralised traveller profile and API platforms that are leveraged across multiple brands and various product assets.

Gianusso has no travel industry background but has experience in building shared service environments at globally diversified businesses, which Flight Centre said would mean he will “fit well into the travel industry ecosystem”.

“I am thrilled to be joining Flight Centre in this role,” said Gianusso. “Having been an extensive corporate traveller myself, I am excited to be joining a truly unique market leader in the corporate travel space.

“I am looking forward to helping drive IT strategy, architecture and innovation at a global level while delivering positive business outcomes to our customers in the marketplace.”

Global chief experience officer John Morhous added: “Peter is another key addition to our team as we continue to invest in world class talent to power the innovation and scalability that are core to our brand strategies.

“Peter’s knowledge of doing this in a another highly transactional industry like financial services will translate well into travel.”