Southlake-based travel technology company Sabre Corp. announced Monday that Vish Saoji has been named chief technology officer.
Saoji assumes his new role effective Sept. 5, Sabre said in a release.
He will be charged with executing Sabre’s technology strategy that centers on scaling the company’s platform capabilities and migrating to an open system environment, the company said.
“Sabre’s strategic place in the travel technology sector with customers across the industry and the six continents makes this an exciting opportunity,” Saoji said in the release.
“Vish brings an impressive record of innovation, implementation, and quality product development that we will quickly tap as we build out our platform, SaaS, and cloud strategies.”
He said that demand for new technology solutions is strong, and that he is committed to “enhancing a portfolio that will allow Sabre to win new business, grow the company, and maintain our leadership role as an innovator and strong partner.”
Sabre said it will continue its transformation into a more SaaS/Cloud-native environment that leverages platforms to scale its solutions for customers that supports airlines, hotels, travel agents, TMCs, and corporate customers.
In July, Sabre announced that Joe DiFonzo had been named the company’s new chief information officer.
Saoji’s hiring puts in place two senior executives who are dedicated to technology management to provide additional resources and leadership, Sabre said.
The hiring completes Sabre’s filling of its senior leadership team. Sean Menke assumed the role of CEO in December 2016.
“Vish brings an impressive record of innovation, implementation, and quality product development that we will quickly tap as we build out our platform, SaaS, and cloud strategies,” Menke said.
Saoji comes to Sabre from GE Healthcare Digital, where he was CTO for software engineering. He led a global team that was tasked with technology engineering, product portfolio, and cloud platform strategies.