New senior sales and accounts position will help the company grow its sales and customer acquisition strategies in China, Korea and throughout the APAC region
SINGAPORE, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CellPoint Mobile, a leading global provider of sales and payment-side mobile technology solutions for the airline and travel sectors, announces the hire of Daniel Lu, Senior Sales and Accounts Director, APAC to support the company's growth strategy and continued expansion within the region. Operating from the company's Singapore location, Daniel will extend CellPoint Mobile's sales development efforts in APAC countries, leveraging both his expertise in the sector as well as his experience in the region.
"Daniel has tremendous industry presence, an entrepreneurial mindset and a desire to grow CellPoint Mobile's business in APAC," said Noel Connolly, SVP and Global Head of Sales for Airlines and Hospitality for CellPoint Mobile. "Daniel's hiring will help us engage airlines in key growth areas more effectively, and bring our flexible and cost-effective mobile solutions to a wider share of the market."
Prior to joining CellPoint Mobile, Daniel was an early member of the Worldpay team, helping pioneer their business in the APAC region, strategically growing their processing and acquiring footprint for more than 10 years. Daniel also helped credit card company Discover grow its premium brand in APAC countries.
"Daniel has a growth mandate for CellPoint Mobile in one of the most diverse and fastest growing travel sectors," said Shiraz Malik, CellPoint Mobile's VP of Sales for Airlines, APAC. "His expertise and drive will be a tremendous asset for the company's strategic sales efforts in this part of the globe."
Mobile Commerce and Mobile-First for Airlines in Asia-Pacific
The size of the opportunity and the importance of the Asia-Pacific market to the travel sector cannot be overstated. As such, CellPoint Mobile has positioned itself as a leader in the region, helping airlines support both Alipay and WeChat Pay – which account for 93% of China's mobile payments market – across all e-commerce platforms (web, mobile web and native app). CellPoint Mobile quickly and cost-effectively integrates these APMs (and others, including Apple Pay) into travel merchants' existing payments infrastructure, as well as additional sales or payment side solutions for mobile commerce.
As more global airlines ramp up their capabilities to serve the growing APAC market – with the help of CellPoint Mobile – Daniel will be instrumental in helping airlines meet their needs and take a more strategic approach to the mobile channel to grow revenue and improve the passenger experience.
"CellPoint Mobile has already made significant inroads with APAC carriers," said Daniel Lu. "I look forward to helping the company continue capitalizing on the region's exponential growth in air travel, improve airlines' payments processes, help them better serve their passengers and ultimately drive higher revenues."
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About CellPoint Mobile:We Make Travel Easier™for airlines, travel companies and their customers. CellPoint Mobile provides airlines, ground transportation providers, hospitality firms and travel companies across the globe with flexible, configurable solutions that help them collect revenues from the mobile channel and profitably manage interactions and transactions from both the selling side and the payment side. Dedicated to a client-first, mobile-first culture since 2007, CellPoint Mobile provides companies with the fintech and travel-tech solutions they need to get to market quickly: booking, payments, alternative payment methods, ancillary sales, loyalty transactions, communications, stored payment capability, real-time reporting, reconciliation, connections to payment service providers (PSPs) and acquirers, and more. Serving companies on five continents, CellPoint Mobile has locations in Miami, London, Copenhagen, Dubai, Pune and Singapore. Visit www.cellpointmobile.com to learn more. Chicago, Copenhagen, Dallas, Dubai, London, Miami, Pune and Singapore