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Krishnan to take up leadership position with Trainline

Krishnan to take up leadership position with Trainline

Trainline has appointed Sophie Krishnan as general manager, business and ancillaries.

Krishnan will oversee Trainline for Business and will be responsible for growing ancillary.

She will report to chief executive, Clare Gilmartin.

Krishnan joins Trainline from Egencia, Expedia’s business travel arm where she worked for five years.

She held the role of vice president business development and strategy, based in Paris, and most recently vice president product and marketing in London.


Krishnan said: “I look for businesses with a strong technology backbone and a product which makes life easier for customers.

“Trainline is a leader in rail travel, so it provides a great opportunity to build from and ‘wow’ customers.

“In travel, most innovation in the last ten years happened in leisure.

“Business travellers and travel management companies want access to those great solutions, and Trainline is at the forefront of those in rail. 

“We add important corporate functionality over our leisure product, but we keep it simple.

“We are currently investing in two areas: first, build the next generation of Trainline for Business, and second, offer our solutions to other European markets following our acquisition of Captain Train.”

A French national, Krishnan lives in London with her family, where she gained her first degree in Finance & Accounting at the London School of Economics, before graduating with an MBA from Stanford in 2004. 

Gilmartin added: “Sophie is a great addition to our team. She has deep experience in travel and in building products that travellers want.

“We know that our customers want timely, personalised and relevant additions to their rail journey, whether that’s a hotel, a coach or a taxi.

“Under Sophie’s leadership, we can continue to both explore and deliver on the next phase of growth for our Trainline for Business and ancillary businesses.”

Trainline is Europe’s largest independent rail ticket retailer.