Amadeus is strengthening its UK management team with the recent appointments of Clare de Bono to the role of Head of Product and Innovation for UK and Ireland and Amanda Kotenko as Head of UK Account Management. These new hires will join the Amadeus senior management team to help drive business growth and maintain excellence in product innovation.
Clare de Bono will be responsible for defining large-scale initiatives as part of Amadeus’s market expansion plans, managing these initiatives from incubation to market release, and ensuring their commercial success. Clare previously worked at STA Travel Group where she headed up a number of global initiatives, including the rollout of new online booking engines and opening STA Travel in France. She has held a range of leadership positions including General Manager of Operations and Systems Development, General Manager of Global Air Solutions, and UK Operations Manager.
Champa Magesh, Managing Director for UK and Ireland, said: “Clare’s extensive experience in the travel sector and expertise in the development of new solutions to meet ever changing market conditions will help reinforce Amadeus’ position as a leading innovator. We welcome her insight into how we can best equip our customers and the wider industry to take advantage of exciting opportunities in mobile, payments and travel retailing.”
Amanda Kotenko will be responsible for leading the team that develops and maintains successful customer partnerships in the UK, aligned to each customer’s business objectives. Prior to joining Amadeus, Amanda spent 14 years at American Express where she held a number of senior roles across multiple business lines, and led key strategic initiatives for driving customer satisfaction and retention. She started her career at ExxonMobil where she held roles in sales, marketing and logistics.
“Amanda has significant leadership experience in enabling customer success based on a deep understanding of their unique opportunities and challenges. She has a strong commercial acumen and a collaborative style that customers will love. I’m confident that Amanda’s results-oriented approach will be another great addition to our high performing UK management team”, said Champa Magesh, Managing Director for Amadeus UK and Ireland.