Martin Symes, CEO, Wego

Martin Symes - Wego - smallMartin joined Wego as CEO in March 2006 and with 17 years of travel industry experience, the last nine focused on the Asia Pacific online travel space, is the veteran of the Wego team.

 He was previously Executive Director, Commercial for ZUJI, where he was instrumental in establishing and building the business and brand to become Asia/Pacific’s leading full service online travel retailer, with operations in six countries.

Prior to ZUJI, he was a key member of the team involved in bringing Priceline’s buyer-driven e-commerce model to Asia.

Martin has also held senior commercial roles at British Airways and American Airlines, where he was Managing Director, Asia Pacific from 1997-99.

 Outside of the travel industry, Martin has significant experience in the financial services sector having held various positions with HSBC, Merrill Lynch and Fidelity Investments.

 He has an MA degree in from Oxford University and an MBA from London Business School.

 Martin is an avid traveler, having visited almost 100 countries, and a keen, but still not-terribly-good, golfer. He is married and has a four-year-old son who has already been to 14 countries!

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