Karhoo, a global mobility exchange platform for taxi and private hire fleets, has announced the appointmentof former Booking.com Managing Director for Western Europe, Vanessa Heydorff (pictured), as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
Based in Paris, Vanessa brings over 15 years’ experience of managing international commercial teams within the travel industry and specialised knowledge in expanding international tech companies at a time of accelerating growth for Karhoo.
During her tenure at Booking.com, Vanessa led a 500+ team which was responsible for the company’s operations across Western Europe. Prior to Booking.com, Vanessa was Vice President of Global Sales at AccorHotels, a company she worked at for over 7 years.
In her new role, Vanessa will be responsible for the Karhoo business development team, with a mission to develop its portfolio of large B2C corporates (travel and hotel operators, loyalty programs, OTA/OBT and MaaS platforms) and Corporates who entrust Karhoo to provide a seamless mobility offering to their clients and employees.
Vanessa joins the executive management team alongside Co-CEOs Boris Pilichowski and Nicolas Andine, CTO & CIO Bill Wilkins, Group Finance Director Gary Ambrose and Global General Counsel and Company Secretary Winston Green.
Karhoo co-CEO Nicolas Andine says: "2020 promises to be a very exciting year at Karhoo as we bring thealready healthy list of Demand Partners to live operations of outstanding quality, expand that list of Partners tremendously as well as continue to expand our network of Supply Partners beyond the 1,500 cities around the world where we are currently present. We are absolutely delighted to welcome Vanessa to the Karhoo family. With her unmatched experience in growing the international presence of other dynamic companies such as Booking.com and AccorHotels, her drive for performance and her great personality, she was the perfect person for this role.”
Vanessa Heydorff said: "Joining Karhoo is the opportunity to be part of a market-leading structure that offers a seamless and simple mobility experience to businesses for their travellers. I am very proud to take part in this great adventure and I am convinced that Karhoo has all the ingredients to become the mobility leader of tomorrow. I will put all my experience to the benefit of the support of our customers and suppliers.”
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