Booking.com lands former Citibank and Amazon exec as its new Chief Technology Officer

By Marcus Lawrence
Booking.com, subsidiary and principle revenue generator of multi-billion-dollar firm Booking Holdings, has named Matt Swann as its new Chief Technology...

Booking.com, subsidiary and principle revenue generator of multi-billion-dollar firm Booking Holdings, has named Matt Swann as its new Chief Technology Officer

Swann previously held prestigious positions at Citibank and Amazon, as Chief Information Officer, and Vice President and Global Payments Chief respectively.

At Amazon, Swann was heavily involved in the development and implementation of the ecommerce giant’s mobile commerce system, ushering in a new era for hundreds of millions of customers looking to buy and sell on the platform.

Joining Booking.com from StubHub, a San Francisco-based events and ticketing marketplace, where he led the firm’s technology strategy as its CTO.

Swann will lead Booking.com’s full stack technology to drive continued growth as a global leader in the travel market, and will be tasked with developing end-to-end systems for a more streamlined user experience.

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In the statement announcing his appointment, Swann said:

"I'm really thrilled to be embarking on this new adventure with Booking.com.

"The brand's relentless focus on customer-centric innovation, along with their continued applications of new technologies to truly enhance the traveler experience presents an exciting opportunity to help one of the world's largest global brands continue to push the boundaries of technology innovation.”

Gillian Tans, president and CEO of Booking.com, highlighted Swann’s extensive experience and success with leading tech organisations.

"His long history leading high-performing tech organizations in the e-commerce space, as well as his broad expertise in everything from AI to event ticketing to international payments will help propel the next waves of innovation and growth at Booking.com, empowering us to develop entirely new travel experiences for our customers," she said.

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