Dohop has announced the appointment of Oana Savu in the new role of Chief Strategy Officer. Savu will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and she will hold a transversal role within the company.
As a member of the executive team, her primary focus will be to spearhead the extended definition, communication, and execution of the company’s strategy as it evolves to cover all forms of transportation.
She joins Dohop from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), where, as senior manager for future interline partnerships, she was responsible for managing a new industry program of work around interlining and intermodal partnerships and connectivity.
With over 16 years of airline industry experience, she was previously involved in supporting the airline industry in the adoption of new distribution standards (NDC and ONE Order) at IATA and prior to that at Amadeus.
“As our business has grown over the last few years to servicing over 50 airline partners around the world, we felt now was the right time to appoint a Chief Strategy Officer as we seek to be the leading travel connectivity partner not just for aviation but for any transport method,” David Gunnarsson, CEO of Dophop, said. “Oana’s extensive industry experience and knowledge based on her responsibility for interlining partnerships at IATA made her the obvious choice for the role and we are very happy to have her on board.”
“Interline and intermodal partnerships are essential in expanding networks and providing better connectivity for the travellers. More innovation is needed in this space, and I strongly believe that Dohop has the right vision, experience and assets to continue to offer ground-breaking solutions to carriers to increase and simplify these new connections,” Savu added.
“I’m excited to join this talented team in their mission to revolutionise travel connectivity. We will be working together to shape and execute the company’s business strategy with the objective to continue expanding the business and driving change in the industry for the benefit of everyone involved in the travel ecosystem, including not only the carriers and intermediaries but also travellers.”