(30 Nov 2021)
 
Accelya, a provider of technology solutions to
the global airline and travel industry, has appointed Jim Davidson
as President and Chief Strategy Officer.

Additionally, John Johnston will be stepping down
as CEO and transition to the role of Special Advisor, with
Jim immediately assuming day-to-day operational oversight of
Accelya during the company’s search for its next CEO.

Jim Davidson

Jim was CEO of Farelogix for more than
15 years prior to its acquisition by Accelya and has extensive experience and a track record of innovation and
customer-centric strategies.

At Farelogix, he oversaw the
building of its New Distribution Capability (NDC) solutions and
has been accelerating Accelya’s investment in NDC following the
acquisition. The consolidated portfolio unlocks choice for
airlines, enabling them to chart a path to retailing independence.
Prior to his promotion, Jim worked as Chief Product Officer.

“When I joined Accelya, I was excited by the
team’s vision to deliver critical solutions to airlines from offer
to settle,” Jim said. “Accelya’s future as the global leader
in airline and travel industry solutions has been made possible by
the team John helped develop and the culture he supported. As the
world aspires to travel more in 2022 and beyond, this culture and
our commitment to lead through innovation mean we are well
positioned to deliver game-changing solutions for the air
transport industry.”

As CEO, John guided the development of Accelya’s business from back-office systems and services to an
industry powerhouse in the air transport software business.

He led the company through several transformative
acquisitions, including the combination of Accelya and Mercator in
2017 and the acquisition of Farelogix in 2020.

These transactions, as well as his leadership
throughout the pandemic, successfully broadened the company’s
product portfolio, expanded its global footprint, and secured its
position as a leading technology-enabled solutions provider for
airlines.

“Today, Accelya is the only company capable of
providing full lifecycle systems and services, from offer through
settlement, and it fills me with pride to see what our team has
accomplished these past six years,” John said. “I’m thankful
to each of my colleagues who helped make this a productive and
successful journey and look forward to seeing the company continue
to go from strength to strength under new leadership and as a
Special Advisor.”


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