Travel Technology Expert Ian Wheeler joins Infare as Chairman

19 February, 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark

 
Prominent travel technology executive Ian Wheeler is joining the board of Infare, the market-leading provider of airfare intelligence to the aviation and travel industries, as non-executive chairman.
 

 

“I am delighted to join as chairman of Infare to support the team in their plans to expand the scope and use of our business analytics and data services. It is a dynamic business with a talented team combining both airline sector and data science skills.”

– Ian Wheeler.
 
 
Having spent his career at the crossroads of travel and technology in a variety of executive and non-executive roles, Wheeler is well placed to help Infare meet its ambitious growth objectives. He currently serves as president of Travelfusion, non-executive director of Tungsten Corporation and special partner in the travel and technology sector for private equity firm Vitruvian Partners, whose investments in travel have included Skyscanner, JacTravel and OAG
Founded in 2000 in Copenhagen, Infare is relied upon by more than 260 airlines, airports and travel agents for high-quality, consistent airfare data and powerful analysis tools that allow day-to-day and long-term strategic revenue management, pricing and network decisions to be taken with confidence.
 
Previously, Wheeler worked for 13 years at global travel technology provider Amadeus, where he held the positions of vice president of distribution (GDS), vice president of global marketing and managing director of e-travel. His earlier career was spent at Thomas Cook, Hertz and OAG. He has also been involved as a non-executive director at JacTravel, Vayant Travel Technologies, Cabforce, Traveltainment and Vacation.com.
 
Nils Gelbjerg-Hansen, CEO of Infare, says: “Ian has an impressive track record, giving him an expert understanding of what it takes to grow travel technology businesses successfully. His advice and connections will be invaluable in guiding Infare through its next phase of growth.”
 
Wheeler says: “I am delighted to join as chairman of Infare to support the team in their plans to expand the scope and use of our business analytics and data services. It is a dynamic business with a talented team combining both airline sector and data science skills.”
 
With more than 260 airlines and airports relying upon the 3.5 billion airfare observations the company delivers every day, Infare is renowned for its high-quality, consistent airfare data and powerful analysis tools that allow day-to-day and long-term strategic revenue management, pricing and network decisions to be taken with confidence. The insights produced by Infare allow revenue and pricing managers, analysts and route and network planners to have an indepth understanding of competitor pricing, giving them the ability to maximise flight and route profitability.
 

“Ian has an impressive track record, giving him an expert understanding of what it takes to grow travel technology businesses successfully. His advice and connections will be invaluable in guiding Infare through its next phase of growth.”

– Nils Gelbjerg-Hansen, CEO of Infare