David Scowsill, President/CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council
Prior to joining WTTC in November 2010, David Scowsill worked for six years in private equity and venture capital, completing deals in technology and travel sectors. He was CEO of Opodo, a pan-European online travel company from 2002 to 2004, building the business from start up to a €500mn transaction turnover, before it was sold to Amadeus. David joined the board of Hilton International in 1997 as senior VP sales, marketing and IT, leading the brand re-unification program between the two Hilton shareholder companies. His earlier career was with British Airways, with a variety of operational and sales roles in US, Europe, Latin America, Gulf States, Africa, and Asia.