Worldspan Names Graham NicholsVice President, EMEA and Asia

Worldspan has appointed Graham Nichols to the position of vice president - Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia within the Company`s Worldwide Travel Distribution group.

Based in London, Nichols reports to Mike Parks, senior vice president and general manager - Worldwide Travel Distribution for Worldspan. Nichols will be in attendance at World Travel Market, 12-15 November, at Earls Court this year. Worldspan will be exhibiting at stand TT135 in the global village.


In his new position, Nichols oversees all aspects of sales, marketing, operations and customer service for Worldspan travel agency, e-commerce and corporate customers outside the Americas. He is also responsible for maintaining and building Worldspan`s business relationships throughout these key global regions. Based in London, Nichols reports to Mike Parks, senior vice president and general manager - Worldwide Travel Distribution for Worldspan.


“Graham Nichols brings the experience, expertise and enthusiasm required to lead Worldspan`s efforts in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia,” commented Parks. “Throughout his career in international commerce, Graham has demonstrated leadership, innovation and determination-traits that make him a perfect match for Worldspan. Given the importance and the ongoing growth in the EMEA and Asia Pacific markets, we believe it is critical to have a leader of Graham`s stature dedicated exclusively to these markets. We are very pleased to welcome Graham Nichols to the Worldspan family.”


Nichols joins Worldspan from Amadeus, where he served as managing director - UK and Ireland for the past four years. In that role he had responsibility for all Amadeus activities in the region, including sales, marketing, product delivery, finance, customer service and human resources.

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Previously, Nichols worked for Exxon Corporation as manager - International Aviation and Marine, with full responsibility for the company`s aviation and marine fuels sales and operations. Earlier, he held a variety of positions within Exxon, including information technology management, operations, marketing and corporate planning.

 

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