(03 Mar 2022, 11:18 +07)
Accelya, a provider of technology solutions to
the global airline industry, has appointed Jim Davidson as Chief
Jim succeeds John Johnston, who transitioned from
the CEO position in November but continues as a Special Advisor to
the Accelya Board of Directors.
Jim has assumed the position of CEO with
immediate effect, providing a seamless transition from his role as
President and Chief Strategy Officer.
“I’m honored to be named CEO of Accelya,” Jim said. “Over the past few months, I´ve been able to work with
the executive team across all areas of the business and am
energized by the Accelya team’s commitment to customer success. We
are better positioned than ever to continue delivering innovation
and game-changing solutions to the global airline and travel
Jim has over 25 years of airline distribution and commerce
experience, and has worked as President and CEO
of NTE; President and CEO of Amadeus Global Travel – North America;
Head of Sales and Marketing at System One; and VP of Marketing at
Reed Travel Group / OAG.
It was as CEO of Farelogix, prior to its
acquisition by Accelya, that Jim oversaw the building of its
New Distribution Capabilities (NDC) solutions and established a
DNA of transformative innovation. Today those solutions have
become a key element of Accelya´s FLX Platform.
“We are excited for the next phase of Accelya´s
growth and we are confident that Jim is the perfect leader to
guide the company in its mission to accelerate digital
transformation of the airline industry,” said Burke Norton,
Co-Head of Vista Equity Partners’ Perennial Fund and Accelya Board
Member. “Jim’s extensive global leadership experience, combined
with his deep understanding of the needs of airlines worldwide,
will ensure a smooth transition and strong leadership as Accelya
continues to focus on innovation and the commercial success of its