Sabre Corporation has announced the appointment of Chinmai Sharma as Global Head - Lodging, Ground & Sea for Sabre Travel Solutions.
Sharma will lead the lodging, ground, and sea segment within Sabre’s global distribution business, an expected growth area for the company. To support this growth objective, enhancements to Sabre’s Content Services for Lodging platform are centered around the dynamic consumption and distribution of lodging content.
“At Sabre, we see significant opportunity to grow an existing capability to become the premier B2B lodging platform,” said Roshan Mendis, chief commercial officer of Sabre Travel Solutions. “Having the right leader in place is critical to achieving these goals. Chinmai’s experience and industry knowledge will be a great asset in leading the LGS teams.”
Previously named one of the ‘Top 20 Extraordinary Minds within Sales, Marketing, and Technology’ by HSMAI Europe, Sharma has more than two decades of global travel and hospitality experience. He is actively involved with the boards of non-profit hospitality associations like HSMAI and HEDNA.
“I have always admired Sabre's role in powering the global travel industry and am looking forward to working with our team of experts in helping connect our agencies and travellers with meaningful experiences,” said Sharma.
Sharma has previously worked for Expedia, Wyndham Hotel Group, Starwood Capital Group and Taj Group of Hotels. Most recently, Sharma was President - Americas for RateGain, a leading provider of SaaS solutions for travel and hospitality.
Sharma has a B.A. in Mathematics and holds a joint MBA from ESSEC Business School, Paris and Cornell Hotel School (M.M.H.), New York.