As demand for OAG’s aviation intelligence solutionscontinues to grow worldwide, the company has named Mark Clarkson as its new Executive Vice President (EVP) of Product Management. The appointment strengthens OAG’s executive team and positions the company to drive more product innovation and customer value throughout the aviation industry.
With over 15 years of consulting and development experience across the airline, airport and travel markets – including the last three years leading OAG’s commercial development efforts in Asia Pacific – Clarkson takes over leadership of OAG’s flagshipSchedules and Analytics product portfolios.
“The global travel industry continues to evolve rapidly, putting aviation professionals under immense pressure to make timely and strategically smart decisions for their passengers and business,” said Mike Benjamin, COO at OAG. “Mark will play a pivotal role in shaping and improving the next generation of our products and services – ensuring that all our customers have the intelligence, data and capabilities they need to make informed decisions and thrive in today’s connected travel economy.”
“It’s an incredibly exciting time at OAG and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to continue working alongside some of the best and brightest in the industry,” said Clarkson, who will be relocating from OAG’s Singapore office to Luton. “There’s a tremendous amount of untapped growth and revenue channels across the market. My mandate is to ensure our customer have the technology and intelligence they need to uncover and take advantage of those opportunities.”
Before joining OAG in 2012, Clarkson spent five years as vice president at consultancy firm Airport Strategy & Marketing (ASM), where he was responsible for delivering client projects including new route development and network strategies, and six years in the airport and aviation division of the Peels Airports Group. For more information, visit www.OAG.com.