Ana Pedersen appointed Global Director of Corporate Sales, QBT & APX
Helloworld Travel Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Ana Pedersen to the role of Global Director of Corporate Sales for QBT & APX.
Ana joins QBT/APX on 1st July and will bring the benefit of more than 27 years’ experience in the travel industry,
most recently as Vice President – Large Market Global Sales for BCD Travel based in the U.S.
Prior to the VP role in the USA, Ana was Vice President Asia Pacific for BCD Travel based in Singapore. Ana’s Vice
President experience has been over 10 years in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Earlier positions
included BCD Travel in Australia, TQ3 Travel Solutions, Galileo and Qantas.
“Ana brings an enormous wealth of Corporate Travel Management experience in international and regional sales, distribution, hotel programs, account management and industry knowledge to this critical role helping the corporate business focus for the Helloworld Travel Group. We are delighted to welcome Ana to the team here at Helloworld Travel. She has a proven track record in exceptional business development and has created strong established relationships within the global business community. Her international reputation is of the highest calibre and Ana will assist the Corporate Division to identify national, regional and global opportunities” said Helloworld Chief Executive Officer Andrew Burnes.
“I am very excited about this new challenge. The QBT and APX TMC businesses have a very strong operation with great leadership, amazing people, first class service and outstanding technology solutions and we are looking forward to developing the business in Australia and New Zealand as well as expansion in North America, Asia and Europe” said Ms. Pedersen.
This latest appointment follows on from the recent appointments of Nick Sutherland as General Manager – QBT and Wendy Van Lieshout as General Manager of Helloworld Travel’s New Zealand based TMC business, APX. Russell Carstensen, head of Helloworld Travel’s Corporate and Air Tickets divisions said the new management structure within the TMC business was now complete and provided a platform for continued expansion of the business.
“There are a lot of opportunities in the corporate travel market in Australia and New Zealand but we also see great opportunities further afield and will be looking to capitalize on these with our new team” said Mr Carstensen.