Marcus Eklund has been appointed to the role and will commence officially in late August
Most recently from the travel technology company Amadeus, Marcus has worked closely with FCM in recent years and has extensive experience working with both travel agencies and corporations on management of business travel programs.
“We are very excited to bring Marcus on board. With his travel industry experience and his deep knowledge of international businesses and customs from having lived and worked in eight different countries over his career – he will be a great asset to the brand,” said Steve Norris, Managing Director of Flight Centre Corporate for Europe & Africa.
The announcement comes after Eklund’s predecessor, Gregory Lording, announced his intention to take an extended sabbatical leave after six successful years growing the organisation’s global network and multinational business.
“FCM has gone from strength to strength in recent years, growing from 50 countries to more than 90 and seeing revenue from multinational sales more than double since 2011,” said Mr Norris.
“We would like to acknowledge Gregory for his contribution over the last six years and equally look forward to the continued success of FCM Travel Solutions with Marcus as the new global leader.”
As part of the new appointment, the location of the role has been moved from Sydney to London, as FCM continues its focus on multinational business opportunities in Europe and North America, expanding off the successful footprint built in the Asia-Pacific where the company was founded.