Javier Gallego and John Melchior join Travel Ledger as Board Advisors
London, December 04, 2018 – The Travel Ledger Alliance announced today that Industry experts Javier Gallego Alonso and John Melchior are to join the Travel Ledger advisory board.
Javier Gallego is a specialist in the area of Distribution, Payments, Clearing and Settlement Services. Javier worked for IATA for more than 20 years in various senior roles and was more recently leading globally the IATA Settlement Services (BSP, CASS and Clearing House) and Operations. Javier has a proven track records of heading global transformation projects and large-scale operations.
Javier Gallego states, ”I am very pleased to be involved with the Travel Ledger initiative. I believe the timing is right and the technology is now ready for the non-air sector to benefit from similar billing and settlement services as airlines. It is very interesting that this new initiative has a truly co-operative approach.”
John Melchior is a Travel Industry specialist with extensive experience in the commission settlement area for the hotel and TMC sectors, having been Vice President, Global Sales for more than 10 years for one of the leading hotel commission collection companies. A regular speaker at industry events, John is currently also a strategic advisor for Lufthansa City Centres, Sportsevents365, a founding partner in Hotel Comsult Ltd and has also acted as European Corporate Analyst for PhoCusWright.
John Melchior states, “I have always been an advocate for technology that increase efficiency and reduces cost. This exciting development has the potential to do both in a big way and will increase profitability, transparency and efficiency for everyone involved in the Hotel segment of our business. “
Travel Ledger, a blockchain based project that is building a distributed billing and settlement platform for the global travel industry will continue to announce the appointment of more industry experts as advisors over the coming weeks as it starts to unveil more details about the next phase of the project.
Roberto Da Re; Founder of Travel Ledger said “I am thrilled to welcome Javier and John as part of the advisory team. Their long experience in the core sectors of Travel Ledger will be an invaluable asset for the Travel Ledger team as the project enters the next exciting phase of development.”
John McEwan, Chairman of the advisory board, commented “ I am delighted that Javier and John are joining the advisory board. We now have an incredible range of skills, experience and expertise to support Roberto and the team in this exciting venture.”