Bryan Batista Named Chief Operating Officer for Skyscanner

Bryan Batista - Chief Operating Officer - Skyscanner
Bryan Batista – Chief Operating Officer – Skyscanner

The former SVP of International at Gopuff, SVP Trips, CEO at and Director of EU Sales at Tesla, joins the business as Skyscanner accelerates its growth strategy against a background of resilient global travel demand.

Reporting to CEO John Mangelaars and based out of the UK, Bryan will lead Skyscanner’s teams focussed on developing the company’s long term strategic vision, business operations as well as non-flight verticals such as accommodation, car rental and future travel options.

Of the appointment, John commented: “Bryan has an exceptional track record of driving strategic growth in international tech-orientated businesses. His experience will allow us to further develop our product and offerings to travellers beyond our core flights proposition with a focus on accommodation and car rental. We are already seeing positive momentum in these areas and longer term we will look to explore additional traveller first services. I’m delighted to welcome Bryan to the Skyscanner team.”

Bryan said: “Skyscanner’s sustained momentum coming out of the pandemic combined with the vision, product development and relentless focus on the traveller are what attracted me to the role and back into the sector. I’m excited to be joining one of the leading global travel technology players at a time when travel remains a top priority for people . My focus will be to help accelerate the implementation of the business’ long-term strategy so that we deliver for travellers worldwide.”

Bryan has held several leadership roles in both private and public companies, with a deep understanding of international business. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto.