New appointment for Radius

28th Sep 2007

RADIUS has added Vy Vuong and Chris Weedon to its multinational corporate sales management team as vice president, Asia Pacific and multinational bid manager.  RADIUS is one of the world’s largest travel management networks with 92 market-leading travel companies in 80 countries and USD 19 billion in sales turnover. RADIUS has been successfully extending its global footprint and gaining momentum in multinational corporate account consolidation by developing service standards which are consistent globally and tailored to reflect local conditions and capabilities.

Vy Vuong, who will be based in Singapore, will implement the RADIUS travel management consolidation sales strategy in the Asia Pacific region in coordination with RADIUS travel companies. Vuong brings to RADIUS more than 16 years experience in the travel industry in the Asia Pacific region, particularly in the GDS and travel technology space.  An Australian national, his most recent position was strategic sales manager for American Express, and he previously served in senior management and selling positions with companies such as Elite Capital Group, Atinera Asia Pacific, Echo Technologies Ltd, and STA Travel.  Vuong, also a fully qualified airline pilot, served as a first officer on Boeing 767s for QANTAS Airways.

Chris Weedon, who is based in London, joins RADIUS in the newly created role of multinational bid manager. Weedon will work with the multinational corporate sales team to develop and enhance corporate RFP content to meet the ever changing demands of multinational corporate clients and ensure that first-class service is consistently delivered.  Weedon, who has been heavily involved in the travel industry over the last two years, joins RADIUS from HARP wallen where he most recently headed up a corporate travel department. With a first degree in psychology and a background in human resources and commercial management, Weedon brings a unique skill to the business set that ensures RADIUS moves forwards as a global leader.

Vicky Fernandez de Larrea, executive vice president for shareholder operations at RADIUS, including management of the multinational corporate sales function offered: “The addition of Vy and Chris into our well-honed and successful multinational corporate sales team brings talent and expertise that will certainly provide additional benefit to both our RADIUS travel companies and their clients.  They clearly have the ability and experience to drive both top and bottom line results.  There is no doubt they will play an important role as RADIUS continues to build market share as a global TMC.”




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