Sam Gilliland takes the helm at Accelya
Accelya, a global provider of technology solutions to the travel industry, has appointed Sam Gilliland as its chief executive officer. A recognised industry veteran, Gilliland spent 25 years at the Sabre Corporation starting out as a software engineer. He held a number of senior positions within the organisation, including CEO of Travelocity and president of Sabre Airline Solutions.
Ultimately, Gilliland was named chairman and CEO of Sabre in 2003, leading more than 10,000 employees in 60 countries. Most recently, he was CEO of Cherwell software, a provider of mission-critical workflow automation solutions for corporations.
Gilliland also served on the US president’s management advisory board and was chair of the US commerce department’s travel and tourism advisory board reporting to the US secretary of commerce. (cj)