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Accelya Appoints Funda Saltuk Stoica as Chief HR Officer

Barcelona, Spain – June 21, 2022

  • Funda Saltuk Stoica joins Accelya as Chief Human Resources Officer, based in the UK.
  • Appointment forms part of Accelya’s focus on talent to promote the transformation of the air transport industry.
  • Announcement follows recent creation of a ‘Centre of Excellence’ that will employ up to 500 new talented industry leaders in Pune, India.

Accelya, a leading global provider of technology solutions to the travel industry, today announced the appointment of Funda Saltuk Stoica as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. Funda is based in the UK and will be responsible for developing and executing Accelya’s human resource strategy, as the company continues to deliver innovation and game-changing solutions to the global airline and travel industry.

With over 30 years of experience in leading HR in technology-focused businesses, Funda joins Accelya from Deltatel – where she was Head of IoT (Internet of Things), Smart Business Solutions and Interim Head of Marketing. During her career Funda has led large-scale projects to hire technology talent and created offshore global services and development hubs.

Funda spent her early career at Alcatel Lucent, where she held HR responsibility for the EMEA region, before joining international software and data management business Veeam as its Chief Human Resources Officer.

“As the travel industry recovers and airlines look to make-up for lost time, I’m very excited to join a leading technology provider at the forefront of innovation in the air transport industry,” commented Funda Saltuk Stoica, Chief Human Resources Officer at Accelya. “Accelya’s focus on talent as the most important asset is a testament to its commitment to continuous improvement – and I’m thrilled to be a part of this growth journey.”

“Funda comes to Accelya with an exceptional history of building strong relationships across all stakeholders on a global scale” added Jim Davidson, CEO of Accelya. “We are delighted to have her on our team, where she will be a tremendous asset as we maintain our commitment to becoming the employer of choice in our industry.”

The move comes as Accelya prepares to launch its state-of-the-art ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Pune, India – designed to accelerate the digital transformation of the airline business through industrializing NDC adoption and modernizing airline retailing with One Order. The new facility will initially host up to 500 of the world’s leading airline technology talent.

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 over 2,000 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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