Accelya, a provider of technology solutions to the airline and travel industries, has named Jim Davidson as CEO; and Victor Ordóñez as vice president of commercial for the northern Latin America and Caribbean region. Davidson, who had been serving as president and chief strategy officer, was formerly CEO of NTE and Amadeus, head of sales and marketing at System One and vice president of marketing at Reed Travel Group/OAG. He was also CEO of Farelogix, prior to its acquisition by Accelya. Ordóñez has worked for Amadeus for 20 years, most recently as account director for the airline sales and account management team.


Flight Centre Travel Group has named Emese Graham as diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) manager for the Americas. Based in Toronto, she will be responsible for developing equity initiatives across the region for both its leisure and corporate brands. Graham has been with the company since 2018 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in social justice and equity studies at Brock University. She has been proactively involved with multiple DEI initiatives internally.


IHG Hotels & Resorts has named Maher Abou Nasr as vice president of operations for Saudi Arabia and Charbel Boutros as vice president of development for Middle East and Africa. Abou Nasr has been with IHG for over 10 years, most recently as head of operations finance for India/Middle East/Africa. Boutros joins IHG following a 17-year tenure at Roya International with a career spanning different roles that included development strategy, hotel development, hotel portfolio strategy and asset management. IHG currently operates and franchises 165 hotels across 10 brands in India, Middle East and Africa.


American Express Global Business Travel has appointed Yael Klein as vice president and general manager for Germany, effective July 1. In her new role, according to an announcement, she will be responsible for driving growth and value across all GBT’s products and services and strengthening relationships with customers in all segments. Klein joins the company from AirPlus, where she spent 22 years leading teams in several departments and regions, most recently as chief marketing officer and chief product officer.