Skyscanner has appointed Microsoft veteran and former Travix Worldwide chief govt John Mangelaars to guide the corporate.
He’ll take up place as chief govt following an in depth worldwide search.
Mangelaars will change Moshe Rafiah, who has been splitting his time as chief govt between each Skyscanner and Travelfusion, the corporate he based over 20 years in the past.
Rafiah will return to Travelfusion, although he stays on the Skyscanner board as Vice Chair, a job he has held since 2019.
Rafiah commented: “Skyscanner has turn out to be my second residence since stepping in as chief govt in June final yr, however I really feel extremely assured in handing over the reins to John.
“He has a deep information of the journey trade and over 30 years’ expertise in multinational companies.
“John has a confirmed monitor report of scaling e-commerce companies and he’s additionally a transparent cultural match, with a powerful deal with folks.
Mangelaars, who spent 23 years at Microsoft, latterly as European vp, promoting and on-line, joined on-line journey company group Travix Worldwide as chief govt in 2013.
He mentioned: “I’m delighted to affix Skyscanner, an distinctive staff driving a daring technique in a time the place there’s appreciable alternative to leverage progress.
“My long-term focus will likely be on guiding the staff in constructing sustainable profitability and market share.
“I converse for the broader Skyscanner staff in thanking Moshe for his dedication to Skyscanner, not simply previously months, however as we go ahead in his continued position as our vice chair.”
Mangelaars will start his transition to Skyscanner instantly .