Orbitz Worldwide Inc. – PR : Orbitz Worldwide Appoints Scott Forbes to Board
CHICAGO, June 12, 2013 - Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) today announced the
appointment of Scott Forbes to its board of directors, effective June 12,
2013. Scott joins the Orbitz board following the resignation of Jill
Greenthal. Scott currently serves as chairman of Rightmove plc (RMV:LSE), the
UK's leading online classified property portal. He previously served in a
variety of positions at Cendant Corporation including chief executive for
Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
"Scott brings extensive international, online and finance experience to Orbitz
Worldwide and we are pleased to have him join the Board," said Barney Harford,
CEO of Orbitz Worldwide. "His deep experience operating in the hospitality
space and across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia will bring a
valuable perspective to our board discussions."
About Scott Forbes
Scott Forbes is chairman of Rightmove plc (RMV: LSE) the UK's leading online
classified property advertising portal based in London. From 1990 to 2005,
Scott held several senior level positions at Cendant Corporation and its
predecessor HFS Inc., which was a leading global provider of travel and
residential real estate services, operating in more than 100 countries. He
established Cendant's international headquarters in March 1999 and was
Cendant's chief executive for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. During his
tenure as group managing director, Scott led and/or participated in over 45
acquisitions and divestiture transactions and had additional portfolio
responsibilities for non-travel and non-real estate related companies such as
National Car Parks, Green Flag and Cims (loyalty marketing). He also led
Cendant's strategic entry into the vacation rental sector. Prior to 1999,
Scott was senior executive vice president for finance, responsible for
financial operations and the operational integration of acquired businesses.
He holds a BS degree in Accounting from Rutgers University.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) is a leading global online travel company that
uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to search
for, plan and book a broad range of travel products and services including
airline tickets, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages. Orbitz
Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz
(www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers
(www.ebookers.com) and HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com). Also within the Orbitz
Worldwide family, Orbitz Partner Network (www.orbitz.com/OPN) delivers private
label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the
world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com)
delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations.
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