Travelport names new chief financial officer

Travel commerce platform Travelport (NYSE: TVTP) has appointed Bernard Bot as executive vice president and chief financial officer, the company said.

Bot joins Travelport on January 1, 2016, from Aer Lingus Plc, Ireland´s national airline.

A Dutch national, who also speaks fluent English and French, Bot will be based in the company´s global headquarters in Langley, UK. He will take over as head of Travelport´s finance function which includes investor relations, M&A, treasury, tax, financial planning and analysis, audit, controllership and procurement.

Bot will replace incumbent CFO, Philip Emery, who will be taking a break in his career to spend more time with his family, and the two will work together during the first few months of 2016 to ensure a smooth handover of duties. Emery will also continue in his role as a board member of Travelport controlled subsidiaries, eNett and Locomote, until he leaves the company in 2016.

Travelport provides distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. It maintains a presence in over 170 countries, has over 3,500 employees, and chalked up 2014 net revenue of over USD2.1 billion..