SAN MATEO, Calif. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mondee Holdings, Inc. (“Mondee” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: MOND), the high-growth, travel technology company and marketplace, today announced that Orestes Fintiklis has been appointed to the role of Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Corporate Strategy and Business Development Officer. In his new role, Mr. Fintiklis will provide assistance in overseeing various roles including business development, strategic advisory, mergers & acquisitions and investor relations, as well as facilitate the smooth transition of Mondee from a private to a public company.
Mr. Fintiklis served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of ITHAX Acquisition Corp., the special purpose acquisition company that recently completed its business combination with Mondee. on July 19, 2022 and has served as a director of Mondee since the consummation of such business combination. Mr. Fintiklis also serves as the Founder and Managing Partner of Ithaca Capital, a private equity real estate management company with a focus on hospitality special situations investing and the owner of multiple iconic and award-winning hotels such as W Hotel Bogota and JW Marriott Panama. Prior to Ithaca Capital, Mr. Fintiklis has led a distinguished career in hospitality investing, development and asset management of over 15 years. Mr. Fintiklis started his career as an attorney at Clifford Chance in London and also has extraordinary academic credentials in law having graduated first in his class from Oxford University.
“We are pleased to welcome Orestes more directly into the Mondee team where his track record of delivering strong business results and operational management experience make him the right person at this important inflection point to continue to support Mondee’s future organic and inorganic growth and strategic priorities,” said Prasad Gundumogula Founder & CEO of Mondee.
“I’m thrilled to become a more integral part of the Mondee team as the company continues to capitalize on growth opportunities in the travel industry and to advance its travel technology platforms, next-generation solutions as well as implement an accretive M&A strategy,” said Mr. Fintiklis. “Mondee’s proven business model and EBITDA profitability coupled with remarkable growth and recent introduction to the public markets will uniquely drive both further consolidation and disruption in the distribution channels of the travel industry and deliver long-term value to shareholders.”
Mondee is a technology-driven, next-generation marketplace that is modernizing and disrupting the travel market. Mondee’s technology-led growth strategies have produced a strong financial and market track record, especially within the legacy-anchored, assisted/affiliated travel industry. The Company is a market leader in the North America private airfare market with significant penetration in the travel experts segment, through direct connectivity with more than 500 airlines and more than 1 million hotel and alternative accommodation properties and a unique distribution network of 50,000+ leisure travel affiliates and agents.
About Mondee Holdings, Inc.:
Mondee Holdings, Inc. is a group of leading travel technology, service, and content companies driving disruptive innovative change in the leisure and corporate travel markets. They deliver a revolutionary technology platform of SaaS, mobile, and cloud products and services to a global customer base, processing over 50 million daily searches and multi-billion dollars of transactional volume yearly. Founded in 2011, Mondee is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with 17 offices in the USA and Canada, and operations in India, Thailand, and Ireland. On July 19th, 2022, Mondee become a publicly listed company on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “MOND”. For more information, please visit https://www.mondee.com.
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