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Andy Spence Joins Accelya as Chief Sales Officer

London, UK – May 9, 2023

  • Accelya names Andy Spence as Chief Sales Officer to help drive deeper relationships with our airline partners in order to help them better achieve their business goals.
  • Andy joins with two decades of sales experience from the likes of HP and Microsoft, having held leadership roles at Adobe, Fujitsu, and Qlik.
  • Appointment forms part of Accelya’s commitment to bringing best-in-class software industry expertise and experience to the airline industry.

Accelya, a leading global provider of software and technology solutions to the airline industry, has today announced the appointment of former Adobe and Qlik executive Andy Spence as its new Chief Sales Officer.

Based in the UK, Andy will be responsible for overseeing Accelya’s global sales strategy, driving deeper relationships with our airline partners in order to help them better achieve their business goals. He will report into Chief Revenue Officer, Andrew Wilcock.

With over two decades of experience in the technology sector, Andy joins directly from business analytics platform Qlik, where he was Vice President & General Manager for EMEA North. He spent his early career at HP and Microsoft, before moving into sales leadership roles at Adobe and Fujitsu.

“Accelya is at the forefront of fuelling the digital transformation of the airline industry, and empowering airlines to gain control over their own customer engagement and channels,” said Andy Spence, Chief Sales Officer at Accelya. “I look forward to working closely with the team to get the right expertise in front of customers at the right time. As we drive the next phase of growth for Accelya, I’m excited to play a role in delivering outstanding business value to our clients.”

 “Andy joins Accelya with a track record for driving sales excellence at some of the world’s largest technology companies,” added Sam Gilliland, Chief Executive Officer at Accelya. “With his client-centric approach and ability to map meaningful solutions to our customers’ needs, he will be a fantastic asset to the leadership team as we continue on our mission to transform the airline industry for the better.”

About Accelya

Accelya is a leading global software and technology 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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