Karhoo, the global mobility exchange platform for taxi and private hire fleets, has announced it has hired Vanessa Heydorff as its chief commercial officer (CCO).
Heydorff brings over 15 years’ experience of managing international commercial teams within the travel industry and knowledge in expanding international tech companies.
Previously she worked for Booking.com, in which she led a team of 500-plus, which was responsible for the company’s operations across Western Europe.
She said: "Joining Karhoo is the opportunity to be part of a market-leading structure that offers a seamless and simple mobility experience to businesses for their travellers.
"I am very proud to take part in this great adventure and I am convinced that Karhoo has all the ingredients to become the mobility leader of tomorrow.
"I will put all my experience to the benefit of the support of our customers and suppliers."
Karhoo’s new recruit is regularly invited to speak on diversity issues at work and on technology.
In her new role, Heydorff will be responsible for the Karhoo business development team, with an aim to increase its portfolio of large B2C corporates (travel and hotel operators, loyalty programs, OTA/OBT and MaaS platforms) and corporates who entrust Karhoo to provide a seamless mobility offering to their clients and employees.
Karhoo co chief executive officer Nicolas Andine, said: "2020 promises to be a very exciting year at Karhoo as we bring the already healthy list of Demand Partners to live operations of outstanding quality, expand that list of Partners tremendously as well as continue to expand our network of Supply Partners beyond the 1,500 cities around the world where we are currently present.
"We are absolutely delighted to welcome Vanessa to the Karhoo family.
"With her unmatched experience in growing the international presence of other dynamic companies such as Booking.com and AccorHotels, her drive for performance and her great personality, she was the perfect person for this role."
Karhoo is supported by Groupe Renault as part of its Mobility-as-an-industry initiative and has a network of over 2 million vehicles worldwide.