Flight Centre Travel Group has appointed Michel Rouse as corporate chief technology officer, EMEA, to drive strategic development of technology solutions for its business travel and MICE brands.
These include FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveller, cievents, Stage & Screen Travel Services and Flight Centre Business Travel.
Rouse joins from leading global travel technology provider Amadeus where since 2006 he has held diverse high-level roles spanning research, development, product management, solution design and sales.
His most recent position at Amadeus was as programme director responsible for leading the implementation of an Amadeus-based GDS solution to Flight Centre’s multiple brands in eleven markets.
His extensive career in the technology sector also includes eight years as product manager at Oracle Corporation.
Steve Norris, corporate managing director, Flight Centre Travel Group, commented: “We are excited to welcome Michel on board as corporate CTO.
“He has a vast knowledge and understanding of the travel technology industry, and practical experience in planning and matching modern complex solutions to the needs of customers both large and small.
“Michel also already knows our business well as he worked side by side with Flight Centre Travel Group during the project we undertook a year ago to introduce Amadeus’ new Selling Platform Connect to our business.
“His experience will bring direct benefit as we grow our business and continue to innovate and enhance our technology offering in the corporate travel space.”