Douglas M. Steenland appointed Chairman of Travelport Limited

May 01, 2013, 08:19 ET from Travelport Limited

ATLANTA, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelport Limited, a leading provider of critical transaction processing and data for the global travel industry, today announces the appointment of Douglas M. Steenland as Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Steenland was previously Vice Chairman, a position he held since August, 2011.

Jeff Clarke, who was previously Chairman of the Board, a role he has performed since February, 2012, and a member of the Board since 2006, will continue to serve as a Director and will Chair the Audit Committee as well as serve on the Compensation Committee.

The changes are effective immediately and follow the recent successful comprehensive refinancing of the group. 

Commenting on the appointments, Gordon Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Travelport, said:

"I am delighted to have both an industry expert of Doug's caliber serving as Chairman of Travelport and the continuity of Jeff's contribution to our company in this board position."

In connection with the refinancing, the Board was further modified as more fully set forth in the Form 8-K filed today.

About Travelport (
Travelport is a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions and data to companies operating in the global travel industry.

With a presence in over 170 countries, approximately 3,500 employees and 2012 net revenue of more than $2 billion, Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (GDS) business, which includes the Galileo and Worldspan brands, its Airline IT Solutions business and a majority joint venture in eNett.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Travelport is a privately owned company.

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