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Tue, 30 November 2021

Accelya Appoints Jim Davidson as President and Chief Strategy Officer

(30 Nov 2021)  Accelya, a provider of technology solutions to the global airline and travel industry, has appointed Jim Davidson as President and Chief Strategy Officer.

Additionally, John Johnston will be stepping down as CEO and transition to the role of Special Advisor, with Jim immediately assuming day-to-day operational oversight of Accelya during the companys search for its next CEO.

Jim Davidson. Click to enlarge.
Jim Davidson

Jim was CEO of Farelogix for more than 15 years prior to its acquisition by Accelya and has extensive experience and a track record of innovation and customer-centric strategies.

At Farelogix, he oversaw the building of its New Distribution Capability (NDC) solutions and has been accelerating Accelyas investment in NDC following the acquisition. The consolidated portfolio unlocks choice for airlines, enabling them to chart a path to retailing independence. Prior to his promotion, Jim worked as Chief Product Officer.

When I joined Accelya, I was excited by the teams vision to deliver critical solutions to airlines from offer to settle, Jim said. Accelyas future as the global leader in airline and travel industry solutions has been made possible by the team John helped develop and the culture he supported. As the world aspires to travel more in 2022 and beyond, this culture and our commitment to lead through innovation mean we are well positioned to deliver game-changing solutions for the air transport industry.

As CEO, John guided the development of Accelyas business from back-office systems and services to an industry powerhouse in the air transport software business.

He led the company through several transformative acquisitions, including the combination of Accelya and Mercator in 2017 and the acquisition of Farelogix in 2020.

These transactions, as well as his leadership throughout the pandemic, successfully broadened the companys product portfolio, expanded its global footprint, and secured its position as a leading technology-enabled solutions provider for airlines.

Today, Accelya is the only company capable of providing full lifecycle systems and services, from offer through settlement, and it fills me with pride to see what our team has accomplished these past six years, John said. Im thankful to each of my colleagues who helped make this a productive and successful journey and look forward to seeing the company continue to go from strength to strength under new leadership and as a Special Advisor.

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