Sabre appoints Roshan Mendis as senior vice president of travel network in Europe and Asia-Pacific
Southlake, Texas – 18 April 2017 –
Sabre named Roshan Mendis as senior vice president of its global distribution system (GDS) and corporate travel business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa effective July 1. The appointment aligns with Sabre’s focus on continuing international growth.
In the new pan-regional leadership capacity, Mendis will expand his current responsibilities in Asia-Pacific and will now lead commercial operations and business development across the EMEA and APAC markets. He will be based in London and be responsible for customer engagement across agency, corporate and online customer segments.
Mendis has led growing businesses in the travel agency and online space at Sabre for more than 20 years and was instrumental in the company’s acquisition and successful integration of Singapore-based Abacus GDS in 2015. He will report directly to Alfred de Cárdenas, Sabre Travel Network’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Prior to his current role, he served as president of Travelocity and Zuji, both consumer-facing brands that were part of the Sabre portfolio. He will relocate from Singapore to London in July.
Outside of work, Mendis is an avid sports and travel fan. He enjoys Formula 1 racing events and exploring Asia Pacific’s many exotic destinations with his family. A native of Sri Lanka, Roshan completed his undergraduate studies at Cambridge University (UK) and Chaminade University (Hawaii). He later earned his MBA at the Rice University in Texas (USA).