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Jamel Chandoul Jamel Chandoul

Amadeus Appoints Senior Vice President Retail, Middle East and Africa

Amadeus has announced that Jamel Chandoul is appointed senior vice president retail Middle East and Africa, effective January 01, 2021.

He succeeds Antoine Medawar who will retire at the end of the year. He will also assume a regional leadership role responsible for the travel channels business across the Middle East and Africa.

Chandoul joined Amadeus in 2011 as head of global sales for Amadeus Rail bringing a strong distribution background from previous roles with Rail Europe and Eurostar. In 2014, he took over the position as general manager of Gestour in Strasbourg after the company’s acquisition by Amadeus. He was subsequently appointed as commercial director of Amadeus France and managed both roles from 2016 until this year.

Additionally, Chandoul took responsibility for leading commercial activities with Business Travel Agencies in Western Europe in 2018.

A native French and Arabic speaker, Chandoul is already based in Dubai where he relocated with his family during the summer of this year.