Travelport has announced the appointment of Damian Hickey as its Vice President, Distribution Sales and Services for the Asia-Pacific region. In his role, Hickey will have overall responsibility for travel content provider relationships in the region such as airlines and rail companies, which use Travelport’s capabilities to distribute their products and services.
Hickey will report into Derek Sharp, Group Vice President & Managing Director, Global Distribution Sales and Services and be based in the Travelport offices in Singapore.
Joining Travelport with over 20 years management experience, Hickey possesses in-depth knowledge of the travel and transport industries in America, Europe and Asia, and is a well-respected thought leader and recognised contributor to the industry’s future direction. Most recently, Hickey held the position of Regional Vice President – South Asia & India for SITA where he was accountable for SITA’s airlines, airport, government and air transport industry customers. Amongst his many achievements during this time, Damian successfully grew annual revenues and secured SITA’s largest ever Passenger Services Systems (PSS) deal. Prior to SITA, Hickey held senior-level management positions with Amadeus and Datalex.
“Damian is an influential leader and well-respected in the travel and transport industry for his impressive accomplishments and knowledge. With his longstanding relationships with major players, particularly within the airlines space, I am confident Damian will lead our distribution sales and services team to new heights and continue to drive the growth of our partnership strategy in the Asia-Pacific region,” says Sharp.