ebookers.com, one of Europe’s premier travel agents, owned and operated by global online company Orbtiz Worldwide, today announce the appointment of Nigel Pocklington as Senior Vice President and President, who will start his new position on 18th May.
In his London-based role, Pocklington, who has a wealth of experience holding senior travel industry roles, will be responsible for ebookers’ business strategy, development and operations across 12 countries in Europe.
Taking over from outgoing president Tamer Tamer, Nigel joins ebookers from online financial marketing business Media Ingenuity, where he currently serves as CEO. Prior to this, he spent six years at Expedia within its Hotel.com business holding a number of leadership positions including global Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director for EMEA.
Before Hotels.com, Nigel spent over ten years at Pearson PLC, serving initially as Director of Strategy and Development before moving to the Financial Times as Director of Online Publishing, where he was responsible for the newspaper’s digital businesses, including FT.com.
Commenting on Nigel Pocklington’s appointment, Orbitz Group CEO, Barney Harford said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Nigel Pocklington as the new president of ebookers. Nigel brings a great depth of experience in both online travel and marketing, meaning he is well positioned to develop the industry leading BONUS+ loyalty programme launched last summer and drive continued growth across Europe for the business.”
“ebookers is a tremendous brand with a long history of delivering innovation and value,” said Nigel Pocklington, incoming President of ebookers.com. “Cutting edge mobile services and the BONUS+ rewards give customers a very real reason to choose ebookers in a competitive market. I’m excited to be joining the team and look forward to building on the great work that’s been done.”