Accelya, a leading provider of technology solutions to the global airline and travel industry, has announced the promotion of Chief Product Officer Jim Davidson to President and Chief Strategy Officer. Additionally, John Johnston will be stepping down as CEO and will transition to the role of Special Advisor, with Davidson immediately assuming day-to-day operational oversight of Accelya during the company’s search for its next CEO.
Davidson was CEO of Farelogix for more than 15 years prior to its acquisition by Accelya and brings with him extensive experience and a track record of innovation and customer-centric strategies. At Farelogix, Davidson oversaw the building of its New Distribution Capability (NDC) solutions and has been accelerating Accelya’s investment in NDC following the acquisition. The consolidated portfolio unlocks choice for airlines, enabling them to chart a path to retailing independence.