Executive VP, Airport IT &
On July 1st 2021 Elena Avila was appointed Head of the Airport IT and Airline Operations business unit at Amadeus. The unit is focused on bringing value to airlines and airports in the area of passenger experience and optimization of operations with innovative cloud-based solutions. Prior to this, Elena held a regional leadership role, managing all of Amadeus' airline business in the Americas region, including commercial, solutions, delivery and customer support for airlines in North, Central and South America. Elena joined Amadeus in 2010 and, since then, she has also held a number of central senior management roles, including Director of Commercial Finance, Director of Investor Relations, and Global Head of Strategy for airlines, where she was responsible for defining and implementing Amadeus' strategy for its airlines business worldwide. Prior to joining Amadeus, Elena worked at Morgan Stanley in the investment banking division based in London and Madrid.