Sabre Corporation has appointed Axel Bench as Regional Director – Asia, responsible for South Asia, North Asia and Southeast Asia. In conjunction with this appointment, the Sabre Airline Solutions business in the APAC region will be restructured into three regions:
- South Asia, North Asia and Southeast Asia led by Axel Bench
- Pacific region and Japan led by Scott Barratt
- Mainland China led by Peter Wu
Axel was previously the Global Sales Director for the Harris Aviation Solutions Group and has worked for companies including Thales, ERA and Lufthansa Systems with a specific focus on Asia Pacific. He rejoins Sabre, after having spent two years with Sabre Airlines Solutions (2005-2007) as Account Director for the Pacific region in addition to having sales responsibilities in Asia for some of Sabre Airline Solutions products.
Sabre has also announced the appointment of Clayton Grant to Senior Account Director for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.
Clayton is an experienced Account Director who has been with Sabre for almost five years. Clayton has an extensive first-hand airline industry experience gained from his 12 years employment at Virgin Australia. At Virgin, he started at the Reservations department and spent majority of his career in Commercial and Revenue Management positions, until eventually becoming Manager of Revenue Management Development. He has also recently completed studies in Aviation Management at Griffith University in Australia.