Articles tagged “execs”

Returning Executive Threatens Attempt at Kenya Airways Turnaround

Returning Executive Threatens Attempt at Kenya Airways Turnaround

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

Kenya Airways is trying to negotiate its way out of major debt in a complicated turnaround bid. Drama between executives isn't making the process any easier.

1 week ago

Uber’s Self-Inflicted Woes Have Created a Wave of Legal Challenges

Uber’s Self-Inflicted Woes Have Created a Wave of Legal Challenges

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber's new CEO may or may not be able to get the brand past its multiple challenges. The truth is, the previous CEO was never going to get Uber past them because his successes were so closely tied to the issues that are now causing it so much trouble.

1 month ago

Facebook Has Quietly Named a New Head of Global Travel Strategy

Facebook Has Quietly Named a New Head of Global Travel Strategy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

With Google rumored to be ramping up its online travel efforts, it makes sense that Facebook is looking to develop more robust tools for travel companies to sell on its platform. The battle for mobile bookings is heating up.

2 months ago

Airbnb CMO Jonathan Mildenhall to Leave Company

Airbnb CMO Jonathan Mildenhall to Leave Company

Jason Clampet, Skift

As much of the talk around Airbnb right now relates to a possible IPO, it's odd to see a C-level exec depart at this stage in the company's lifespan.

2 months ago

The Hotelier Behind the LINE and NoMad Hotels Is Suing His Billionaire Business Partner

The Hotelier Behind the LINE and NoMad Hotels Is Suing His Billionaire Business Partner

Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg

Is there ever a hotel business story involving Ron Burkle that doesn't include some drama?

2 months ago

A Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in Uber Is Contingent on Keeping Ex-CEO Away

A Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in Uber Is Contingent on Keeping Ex-CEO Away

Caroline Hyde, Giles Turner and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Benchmark would not go this far just to be petty. It's a striking indication of how much it feels like ex-CEO Kalanick created a toxic culture at the company.

2 months ago

Etihad’s New CEO Is Aviation and Military Exec Tony Douglas

Etihad’s New CEO Is Aviation and Military Exec Tony Douglas

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Hogan's missteps perhaps would not have been so significant if not for a collapse in the price of oil which has put the carriers in Gulf states in the ironic position of rooting for a rise in costs in order to boost the region's economic activity.

2 months ago

Taj Hotels Has a New CEO

Taj Hotels Has a New CEO

Deanna Ting, Skift

Taj Hotels has been around for more than a century but the company remains a smaller player. No doubt The Indian Hotels Company hopes Chhatwal can help the group become an even bigger global player by growing its portfolio and brand recognition worldwide.

3 months ago

Skift Call: Expedia Under New Leadership

Skift Call: Expedia Under New Leadership

Skift

Expedia Inc. moved quickly to name a successor to departed CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, but the group of brands including Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire, HomeAway, and more will have challenges ahead. Understand them better by listening to our experts.

3 months ago

Expedia’s New CEO on What He’d Like to Change

Expedia’s New CEO on What He’d Like to Change

Dennis Schaal, Skift

A lot of CEOs say they will maintain the policies of their predecessors. But when huge challenges surface, it will be up to Okerstrom to be his own guy, and chart a new course when necessary.

3 months ago

Expedia CEO Says Uber Job Is ‘Opportunity of a Lifetime’

Expedia CEO Says Uber Job Is ‘Opportunity of a Lifetime’

Hui-yong Yu and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Other upsides? An empty executive team he can fill with favorites and billions in the bank to work with.

3 months ago

Interview: New Choice Hotels CEO Is Ready to Dominate His Sectors

Interview: New Choice Hotels CEO Is Ready to Dominate His Sectors

Deanna Ting, Skift

It'll be interesting to see how Pacious' understanding of digital technology and online distribution will inform Choice's future business strategy.

3 months ago