Kiwi.com appoints Raymond Vrijenhoek as VP of Global Communications
Brno, 13 June 2019 — Kiwi.com, one of the world’s leading travel technology companies, announces today it has appointed Raymond Vrijenhoek to the newly created position of Vice President of Global Communications.
In this new role, Raymond will primarily be responsible for leading the company’s effort to connect all its various communication activities, both external partners and internal messaging, in order to develop and implement a global communications strategy that can spread Kiwi.com’s unique story around the world.
The newly formed Global Communications team will fall under the Strategy area and he will report directly to the Chief Strategy Officer, Gilles Karlé.
Raymond has vast international experience in senior roles across many parts of the travel industry. He has worked at Sabre Travel Network, Otravo, Travix, Transavia and Amadeus, among others, and brings with him a broad understanding of an organization’s needs and industry players’ expectations, which he’ll be able to combine while building the Kiwi.com narrative and communication practices.
“Kiwi.com has a great story to tell about its innovative products and pioneering technology that are bringing huge improvements to the travel industry. We are delighted that Raymond has joined us and we look forward to him consolidating our message to make our unique position stand out in a packed marketplace,” says Karlé.
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Kiwi.com was founded by Oliver Dlouhý and Josef Képesi in 2012. Powered by its proprietary algorithm that allows users to combine flights from nearly 700 airlines (virtual interlining), including many that do not normally cooperate, and its industry-leading Kiwi.com Guarantee, it is now the fastest growing technology company in Central Europe based on its 7,165 per cent rise in annual revenue between 2013 and 2016. It entered the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA list in 7th place, becoming the highest ever ranked Czech company. Kiwi.com today handles 50 million-plus daily search queries and offers 225,000-plus price updates per minute, allowing users to obtain the best deals via notifications and Price Alerts.