The newly created role is tasked with developing deeper technology partnerships with a selection of the company’s largest and most strategically significant customers and prospects.
Melanie joined Travelport from Emirates Airlines, where she was Head of Business Technology, Service Delivery and Emirates Airport Services. In the role, she was responsible for the development and implementation of the airline’s business IT strategy and accountable for the management of a large strategic investment portfolio. During her four years with Emirates Airlines, Melanie developed a number of innovative IT solutions for the company including its award-winning mobile application, Journey Manager.
Prior to Emirates Airlines Melanie spent 12 years with Qantas Airways, where she held a variety of roles including Manager of Technology, Commercial, International and Domestic Sales, and Manager of IT Strategy Development, Airports and Customer Experience. Highlights of her time with the company include developing a strategic technology roadmap for the Qantas.com platform, designing and integrating a next-generation check-in solution and creating a catering waste reduction algorithm for predicting meal requirements.
At Travelport, Melanie reports into Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director of Travelport, EMEA, and is ultimately responsible for ensuring the company successfully delivers upon the evolving requirements of its largest and most strategically significant customers and prospects, with the support of highly-skilled internal technical and project teams.
Rabih Saab, said: “The appointment of Melanie Bryant reflects our commitment to consistently deliver best-in-class consultancy and technology solutions to our customers in the region. Her track record of conceiving and delivering innovative and effective technology-enabled solutions in complex and critical environments is exceptional. I look forward to working with her to further enhance the value we provide our customers, while evolving and expanding our business.”
Melanie Bryant, added: “I’m delighted to join Travelport, a company with the ambition, expertise and technical capability required to deliver a new generation of technology solutions to the global travel industry. I look forward to working with the Chief Information Officers and Chief Technology Officers of our key OTA and TMC partner agencies to deliver proactive, strategic and insight-driven solutions that help them achieve their long-term visions.”