KLM E-Sales Director Joins ebookers


has appointed Thomas Meyjes as a Regional Director in a further move to strengthen its management team. Mr. Meyjes was formerly Director of E-Sales and new business with KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines.
At ebookers Mr. Meyjes will oversee any new European territories that ebookers may enter in the future. He will also work with the expertise of national Managing Directors in Spain and Holland and will report to Sanjiv Talwar, Group Managing Director.

Thomas Meyjes, 47, was with KLM for 22 years. As their Director of E-Sales, he devised a commercial strategy that focused on developing high-margin non-air sales including hotels, cars, cruises, high-end luxury holidays and other consumer products. Prior to this position he undertook a variety of senior posts including Area Manager for the Nordic Region, Vice-President Catering, and Managing Director of KLM Japan. He also headed up the merger programme office of KLM and Alitalia in 1999-2000.

Sanjiv Talwar, Group Managing Director, ebookers plc, comments: “Thomas Meyjes`s role will be to work with the expertise of our national Managing Directors to further develop ebookers` huge e-commerce opportunity in Continental Europe. High margin non-air sales will be a major focus.”

Dinesh Dhamija, Chief Executive Offiver, ebookers, comments: “This is another in a series of high profile appointments in 2002. This year we have taken on Philip Dale from Priceline as Chief Information Officer, Nigel Addison Smith from First Choice as Chief Financial Officer, and the former head of Thomas Cook, John Donaldson as a Non-Executive Director. We are giving ourselves the management breadth and experience required to take the business to its next stage of development.”


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