Sabre’s Rakesh Narayanan to lead Asia Pacific supplier commerce

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Rakesh Narayanan is appointed vice president of supplier commerce for Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific, effective immediately. Sabre’s travel marketplace is used by travel suppliers – including approximately 400 airlines, 175,000 hotel properties, 200 tour operators, 50 rail carriers, 36 car rental outlets and 16 cruise lines – to promote, personalise and sell their products to travel management companies, corporate travel departments and approximately 425,000 travel agents, around the word.

SINGAPORE, April 5, 2017 – Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading technology company serving the global travel industry, has named Rakesh Narayanan vice president of supplier commerce, Asia Pacific, for Sabre Travel Network, its B2B travel marketplace business.

Reporting to Sabre Travel Network senior vice president of airline commerce, Chris Wilding, Narayanan will lead commercial activities serving Sabre’s Asia Pacific airline customers.

“Rakesh will oversee Sabre Travel Network’s airline relationships in the region, ensuring we continue to meet airlines evolving distribution and e-commerce needs as they connect with thousands of travel agents, travel management companies and corporate travel departments through our global travel marketplace. This will include working closely with our global product and technology teams to continue delivering new approaches and strategic solutions that drive higher revenues for airlines in the region,” commented Wilding.

“Rakesh brings a wealth of knowledge about the airline industry to his new role. During his 20 year career at Sabre he has worked with many airlines to improve their operational performance and optimise their strategies to grow revenue and profitability,” added Wilding.

Narayanan was most recently regional director for Sabre Airline Solutions in South East Asia and the Indian Sub-Continent with responsibility for sales and account management. Prior to this he held various global management, business development and consulting positions.

Narayanan has a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calicut in Kerala, India. He also holds a Master of Management Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas, Arlington. In his new role, effective April 1, he is based in Singapore at Sabre’s Asia Pacific regional headquarters.

About Sabre Corporation

Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

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Sabre Asia Pacific

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