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Accelya Appoints Adrian Nash as Chief Product Officer

Barcelona, Spain – September 10, 2022

  • Adrian Nash named Accelya’s new CPO, based in the UK.
  • He joins directly from SAP, where he was Global VP, Head of Strategy for SAP CX.
  • Appointment forms part of Accelya’s focus on talent to enable airlines to transform with open and innovative technology.

Accelya, a leading global provider of technology solutions to the travel industry, has appointed former SAP executive Adrian Nash as its new Chief Product Officer.

Based in London, Adrian will lead the company’s product organization and UX research team, and will work closely with the technology divisions to build cloud-native solutions for airlines. He will report to Accelya’s Chief Product and Technology Officer, Tim Reiz.

With nearly two decades of experience in software development and consultancy, Adrian joins Accelya from SAP, where he was Global Vice-President, Head of Loyalty & Strategy for the SAP Customer Experience (SAP CX) portfolio. Prior to that, he was Vice-President of Product for Gigya, and later SAP Customer Data Cloud after the SAP acquisition and was instrumental in bringing the company’s customer data platform to market.

Adrian’s vast experience in developing core end-to-end processes stems from his years leading professional services teams for companies such as IBM, Gigya, Tealeaf (acquired by IBM), and Alterian. In his early career, Adrian was a web application developer at various start-up development companies, before making the move to professional services.

“Through ground-breaking innovation, Accelya is at the forefront of accelerating the digital transformation of the airline business,” commented Adrian Nash, Chief Product Officer at Accelya. “I look forward to supporting the Accelya team on our journey towards a serverless environment and an even more integrated portfolio of end-to-end solutions for the air transport industry.”

“Adrian’s extensive background in product management, strategy, and customer experience makes him a perfect addition to the Accelya team, as we embark on our next stage of growth,” added Tim Reiz, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Accelya. “His experience with cloud solutions, enterprise software, and market research will bring new perspectives to the design and features of our industry-leading products.”

The appointment forms part of Accelya’s commitment to becoming the employer of choice in the air transport industry, and its focus on talent to promote the transformation of the industry for the better.

About Accelya

Accelya is a leading global technology and service provider to the air transport industry, delivering innovative change at speed and scale.

The company´s market-leading passenger, cargo, and industry platforms support airline retailing from offer to settlement, both above and below the wing.

Over 250 airline customers count on Accelya, with operations spread across nine countries and employing nearly 2,500 professionals worldwide.​

For more than 40 years, Accelya has been the industry’s partner for change, simplifying airline financial and commercial processes and empowering the air transport community to take better control of the future.

Whether partnering with IATA on industry-wide initiatives or enabling digital transformation to simplify airline processes, Accelya drives the airline industry forward and proudly puts control back in the hands of airlines so they can move further, faster.

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Roman Townsend
Belvera Partners
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