Sabre announces leadership changes in Latin America
Karina Fioranelli has been appointed director of sales and account management for travel agencies in Brazil. While Paola Biatturi will now be responsible for Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia
Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading provider of software and technology powering the global travel industry, today announced leadership changes in Latin America. Karina Fioranelli has been appointed director of sales and account management for travel agencies in Brazil, and Paola Biatturi is expanding her area of responsibility to include Chile, in addition to Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia.
Karina Fioranelli, based in São Paulo, Brazil, will lead the team responsible for growing Sabre in this key Latin American market. She joined Sabre 22 years ago and, throughout her career, has held various positions in different areas, including training, sales, global operations and marketing. In addition to her new role, Fioranelli will continue to lead the regional sales campaigns team, which is responsible for strengthening relationships and driving business growth with new and existing agency accounts in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Paola Biatturi, director for the region covering southern countries, is based in Montevideo, Uruguay. She joined Sabre in 2004 and has held strategic leadership positions that have helped drive the business forward and open up new growth opportunities. In her recently expanded role, Biatturi will maintain and develop new strong and long-standing business relationships with companies in Chile, while moving forward with strategic partnerships in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia.
“I am excited about these leadership changes in the region as both of these leaders are strong, talented women who are focused on results and passionate about customer service. Each of them brings decades of experience supporting Sabre's vision, strategy and goals in Latin America. They both have an exceptional ability to educate our customers about our products and show them the value of partnering with Sabre for their technology needs," said Elisa Carneiro, regional sales leader for agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean, Sabre Travel Solutions.
“Paola's extensive business experience, her credibility with clients and her interpersonal skills are crucial to Sabre's success in Chile. On the other hand, Karina's extensive knowledge and experience in the travel industry, coupled with her warm and friendly personality, will allow us to provide excellent service to our customers and help us grow Sabre's distribution business in Brazil”.
The changes come shortly after Elisa Carneiro assumed her new position. Carneiro, who is based in São Paulo, Brazil, now leads the commercial team serving agency clients in 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.