Mario Gavira joins Kiwi.com as Vice President of Growth
11 January 2021 – Leading online travel-tech company, Kiwi.com, has appointed accomplished travel industry expert, Mario Gavira, as Vice President of Growth.
Gavira brings to Kiwi.com more than twenty years experience in the travel sector having spent his early career with Opodo, rising to the position of Managing Director for France in Edreams Odigeo and, more recently, as Managing Director of the leading multimodal metasearch engine in Europe, Liligo.com.
Kiwi.com Chief Commercial Officer, Golan Shaked, commented: “We are delighted to have Mario on the team, bringing his wealth of experience to Kiwi.com, as we look forward to the next phase of our journey to deliver superior and innovative travel solutions for our customers.”
“I am excited to join Kiwi.com, which has built one of the most innovative travel platforms allowing customers to compare and book the largest choice of flight and ground transportations around the world,” said Mario Gavira, Kiwi.com VP of Growth.
“I am looking forward to working with the team to grow our business at a global scale once vaccination programs have been rolled out and travel demand returns.”
Mario takes up this position with immediate effect and is based in Kiwi.com’s Barcelona office in Spain.
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Kiwi.com was founded in 2012 by Oliver Dlouhý and Jozef Képesi. The travel tech company was created for travelers by travelers. Its proprietary algorithm – Virtual Interlining – allows users to combine flights and ground transportation from more than 800 carriers, including many that do not normally cooperate. Kiwi.com powers more than 100 million searches every day and employs 2,000 people worldwide.
Carol Barnes, Head of Global Communications, Kiwi.com