Amadeus today announces that Decius Valmorbida is appointed Senior Vice President, Travel Channels, effective immediately. He will also become a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Valmorbida, previously Vice President EMEA for Travel Channels, replaces Laurens Leurink, who joined Amadeus in 2016, but will now leave the company after a handover period.
Valmorbida is a 13-year veteran of Amadeus, which he joined as an Operational Director in Brazil. He subsequently became Vice President for Latin America in 2009, and oversaw a period of growth in both the distribution and IT businesses in the region.
In 2013, Valmorbida moved to Madrid serving in the global role of Vice President Distribution Marketing, in which position he has managed both commercial and marketing strategy for the business unit, which has grown strongly during a challenging period. He was appointed VP EMEA earlier in 2017.
“Decius brings to this role a deep understanding of the industry and the needs of travel subscribers as well as experience of negotiating with travel providers. He is an innovative and energetic leader and I am confident he will drive the business forward,” said Luis Maroto, President and CEO at Amadeus. “I would like to thank Laurens for the positive contribution he has made during his time at Amadeus.”