Karhoo appoints new chief commercial officer

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Mobility platform Karhoo has appointed Vanessa Heydorff, former Booking.com managing director for Western Europe, as its chief commercial officer (CCO).

Vanessa Heydorff, CCO at Karhoo

Heydorff brings over 15 years’ experience of managing international commercial teams within the travel industry and specialised knowledge in expanding international tech companies.

Her new role will see her responsible for the Karhoo business development team, with a mission to develop its portfolio of large B2C corporates (travel and hotel operators, loyalty programmes, OTA/OBT and MaaS platforms) and corporates.

Karhoo co-CEO Nicolas Andine said: “2020 promises to be a very exciting year at Karhoo as we bring the already healthy list of Demand Partners to live operations of outstanding quality, expand that list of Partners tremendously as well as continue to expand our network of Supply Partners beyond the 1,500 cities around the world where we are currently present.”

Heydorff added: “Joining Karhoo is the opportunity to be part of a market-leading structure that offers a seamless and simple mobility experience to businesses for their travellers. I am very proud to take part in this great adventure and I am convinced that Karhoo has all the ingredients to become the mobility leader of tomorrow. I will put all my experience to the benefit of the support of our customers and suppliers.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.