iXiGO.com, India’s leading travel search engine announced the appointment of Ernesto Cohnen as Vice President, Products. In this role, Ernesto will be responsible for managing the product development lifecycle of iXiGO’s travel search, trip planning & mobile products.
Ernesto comes to iXiGO from Amadeus IT Group SA (Spain), the world’s leading travel technology company, where he worked for the past 5 years as a software architect and managed a diverse range of projects, including the transition from legacy systems to open-source and mobile platforms. An MBA from the Technical University of Madrid and a Computer Science post-graduate from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Ernesto brings over 8 years of product & technology experience with companies such as CapGemini and Pragsis. He was also actively involved in CSR programs at Amadeus for coordinating and launching ‘The Small Hotels Distribution Project’.
Speaking on his appointment, Ernesto said - “I am excited to be a part of iXiGO’s next phase of evolution in one of the fastest growing online travel markets in the world. With the quality of the management team and a culture that fosters innovation, I am confident that iXiGO’s phenomenal growth will continue through the launch of innovative products that provide Indian consumers reliable & transparent travel information.”
“Ernesto’s proven track record in product design, architecture, delivery & mobile technology, combined with his experience in the travel industry will be an invaluable asset for us. He also embodies the passion and energy that defines iXiGems. We are delighted to welcome him on board and we look forward to his contributions.” - said Rajnish Kumar, CTO & Co-Founder, iXiGO.com.
Ernesto joins iXiGO’s leadership team comprising of Nitin Gurha, Vice President - Travel Partnerships and Krishna Iyer, Vice President - Media Partnerships, in charting the company’s future. iXiGO’s organic growth story and award-winning product have helped it attract top product and engineering talent to its team. Earlier this year, iXiGO.com launched a revolutionary semantic search engine on Facebook & Twitter that understands and responds to flight searches made in natural language by users of social media platforms.