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Accelya Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

Barcelona, Spain – June 06, 2022

  • Accelya appoints Laura Peterson, Teri McClure and Eric Duffaut as external board members to the Board of Directors.
  • New board members bring extensive leadership experience from Boeing, UPS, JetBlue, SAP and Oracle.
  • Appointments sourced through the independent board program of Accelya’s majority investor, Vista Equity Partners.

Accelya, a leading global provider of technology solutions to the travel industry, today announced the appointment of Laura Peterson, Teri P. McClure and Eric Duffaut to its Board of Directors.

Having held various executive roles during her 22 years at The Boeing Company – most recently as Vice President, Business Development for China, Boeing’s largest commercial market – Laura Peterson brings extensive public company experience and an understanding of the strategic challenges associated with complex, highly regulated and technology-intensive global industries. Laura is an Independent Director of Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation as well as Air Transport Services Group, Inc.

Teri P. McClure was responsible for UPS’ Legal and Compliance, Human Resources, Employee Communications, and Labor Relations, before retiring in 2019. She was a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team responsible for setting strategy, profit, and operating plans for its worldwide operations. Teri now serves as a corporate director for Lennar, GMS, JetBlue, and Flour; and additionally, is a board member for BoardProspects.

Eric Duffaut has held various global and senior leadership positions at SAP and Oracle and is a transformational go-to-market (GTM) expert with over 30 years of experience in global sales, consulting services and marketing. He is currently Global President at fintech giant Finastra and prior to that was a member of the Management Board at Software AG. He currently serves as Non- Executive Director at Nakisa, headquartered in Canada.

“We’re very excited to have Laura, Teri and Eric join Accelya’s Board of Directors. Having outside directors is always a bonus, but attracting three high-caliber individuals who will immediately bring value to us through their very relevant experiences is truly special,” commented Jim Davidson, CEO of Accelya.

“Laura’s understanding of air transportation, Teri’s in-depth expertise in logistics, and Eric’s deep enterprise software go-to-market experience have significant parallels to the Accelya business of providing airlines with an innovative technology platform focused on their core revenue drivers: Offer, Order, Settle, Cargo, and Analytics.”

Laura, Teri and Eric were sourced through the independent board program operated by Accelya’s majority investor, Vista Equity Partners – a global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses.

Launched in 2017, the program leverages Vista’s ecosystem and additional resources to identify, train and appoint qualified board candidates for its portfolio companies. The program works to create a diverse pipeline of qualified board candidates through programs and partnerships that advance diversity for all boards and drive impact for the corporate world at large.

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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