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Accelya Appoints Jim Davidson to Chief Executive Officer

Barcelona, Spain – March 2, 2022

  • President and Chief Strategy Officer Jim Davidson named as Accelya´s CEO to lead next phase of growth.

Accelya, a leading provider of technology solutions to the global airline and travel industry, today announced the appointment of Jim Davidson as its Chief Executive Officer. Davidson succeeds John Johnston, who transitioned from the CEO position in November but continues as a Special Advisor to the Accelya Board of Directors. Davidson will assume the position immediately, providing a seamless transition from his role of President and Chief Strategy Officer, where he has been leading Accelya over the past three months.

“I’m honored to be named CEO of Accelya,” said Davidson. “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 industry.”

Davidson is a recognized industry leader, having taken part in the evolution of airline distribution and commerce for more than 25 years. Davidson has served 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 Davidson oversaw the building of its New Distribution Capability (“NDC”) solutions and established a DNA of transformative innovation. Today these 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 customers.”

About Accelya

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

Accelya’s market-leading passenger, cargo, and industry platforms support airline retailing from offer to settlement and empower the air transport community to take better control of the future. The company has over 250 airline customers and operations spread across nine countries, 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 helping customers embrace change with greater freedom and choice.

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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"I'm honored to be named CEO of Accelya"

Jim Davidson

Chief Executive Officer