- Shakarchi brings more than 17 years of product growth and innovation experience to Collinson
- Exciting new board appointment comes as Collinson dedicates itself to travel recovery and creating experiences which will help sculpt the future of the travel industry
Collinson has today announced the board appointment of Mo Shakarchi as its new Chief Product and Innovation Officer. A newly created position, the role is critical to our commitment to being a Product Led Growth organisation that puts the customer at the heart of what we do. Appointed to steer Collinson’s product portfolio at a time when it is focused on creating the most innovative experiences that will aid travel industry recovery and growth, Mo will be responsible for all global and regional product, tech, data and innovation strategy and execution. In his role, he will be dedicated to ensuring the company becomes even more customer-centric, using insights and data to drive hypothesises and experiments to test and learn, unlocking the worlds most valued travel and experience ecosystem.
Mo comes to Collinson with a wealth of product leadership, commercial and customer acumen after more than 17 years working for leading organisations across the energy, technology and communications sectors. He has delivered differentiated customer experiences and realised multi-billion pound commercial value. He joins the company from Vodafone, where he was heading up the UK Product Growth and Commercial Strategy teams, and prior to that has held multiple leadership roles at BP, most recently the Global Chief Product Officer. Alongside his work at Collinson, Mo will continue to be an advisory board member for Global Logic and start-ups, where he advises C-level suit on product, digital and data trends across industries.
Mo will oversee the company’s product, innovation and data strategy and portfolio – taking new propositions through from inception into the hands of consumers and clients. Reporting into Joint CEO Christopher Evans, he’ll be leading the Collinson’s data team to get the latest traveller insights and will use these to help inform and create the most innovative products.
As a company, we’re dedicated to enhancing the travel experience by creating the word’s most valued travel ecosystem, delivered through innovative products and services. Mo is not only a visionary but also a customer-focused and commercially-driven high-performing product and technology leader. That’s why we’re so excited to be welcoming him to the Collinson family at this time.
“He is regarded as a thought leader in the design and application of customer-centric products, platforms and technology, and during his career, has had a great deal of success in both conceiving and building large scale enterprise products and systems that have directly led to business growth. Mo will help steer our product innovation at this critical time for both the company and the industry as we come together to build and shape the travel experience of tomorrow.” said Christopher Evans, Joint CEO, Collinson
Collinson has always taken pride in creating products that give travellers the best end-to-end experiences. In his new role, Mo will be in charge of ensuring all future products continue to be completely customer-centric and resonate with travellers at exactly the right time and throughout each stage of their journey.
“Travel and the ability for people to connect with each other is one of the most treasured experiences for people, and I want our products and services to be at the heart of that joy for consumers” said Mo Shakarchi. “Collinson has always been a leader in travel experiences and I’m thrilled to be joining the Collinson family at such a pivotal moment. Together we’ll be focussed on enriching peoples lives through sustainable connected travel and experiences. We will deliver products and personalised services, at pace, that provide safe, reliable and exciting experiences that unlock the worlds most valued travel and experience ecosystem. With all of the success Collinson has brought to consumers, I strongly believe we have only achieved 1% of what we know we can. We are just getting started and I’m looking forward to using both insights and innovation to help create the future of travel experiences with consumers, clients and our partners.”