Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry is pleased to announce the appointment of Nita Nagi as its Regional Manager for East Africa.
Nita Nagi joins Travelport from Kenya Airlines where she garnered over 30 years’ experience in the aviation sector and most recently headed up the airline’s regional sales strategy. Her early career began at Emirates Airlines where she worked as a sales manager. Throughout her career, Nita has proved to be a strategic thinker and results-driven individual, with a deep focus on innovative technology, customer service and project planning in a multi-divisional environment, making her a great choice for Travelport. During her tenure at Kenya Airways, Nita developed and launched unique products for corporate customers, launched KQ Holidays as an ancillary revenue unit, as well as implementing the zero commission structure in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Nita will be based in Nairobi and will report to Shashi Menon, Travelport’s Regional Director for East, Central and West Africa. She joins the company at an exciting time in its history in Kenya with the recent investment and launch of a local state of art customer Helpdesk for the country’s travel agency community, as well as the signing of key airline deals with JamboJet, Fly540 and EASAX airlines in the region so far this year.
Nita Nagi commented: “I am thrilled to join Travelport and look forward to fully embracing my new role. Travelport has been pioneering the travel industry’s technology through its innovation and leading products which empower travel agents to grow their businesses and increase revenues and I am excited to be part of its story.”
Rabih Saab, President and Managing Director for Europe, Africa, Middle East and South Asia added: “I am so pleased to welcome Nita to the Travelport team and I’m confident that this new appointment will give new depth to our strong team in Kenya and the East African region and support the growth and presence of Travelport’s unrivalled value proposition in the country.”