Areka expands into MEA with Dubai office
Paris, January 16, 2013
Areka Consulting has opened for business in Dubai, bringing independent travel management consulting services to corporate clients throughout the Middle East and Africa in addition to other markets worldwide.
Michel Oulevay, a senior travel management professional, will coordinate end‐to‐end local, regional and global programmes for clients as Areka’s new director of Consulting, MEA.
“Michel’s appointment is a great start to the year for our newest clients in the Middle east and Africa,” said Pascal Jungfer, CEO of Areka Consulting.
“His understanding of the specific issues companies face in the region and worldwide is enormously valuable in empowering companies to get the most from their travel programs, and he fits perfectly into our global team of senior travel management experts.
“Our strategy is to be geographically close to our clients wherever they are in the world, since a keen knowledge of local markets is essential to providing the most relevant support.
Created in 2010 by four partners in Paris and Sydney, the fast-growing company is present in seven cities worldwide (adding Brussels, London, New York, Zurich and now Dubai) through a global team of senior travel management consultants, each offering outstanding global experience combined with an intimate knowledge of specific local markets.
Michel Oulevay brings an extensive track record in sales, multinational program and supplier management (airlines, travel management companies and global distribution systems), gained from more than 25 years with leading names such as Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Swissair and Travelport.
Based in Dubai since 2006, Michel has also worked and lived in France, Germany, Senegal, Switzerland and the UK. He speaks English, French, German and Italian.
“I’m delighted to be joining Areka Consulting at a time when there are so many opportunities for companies in the Middle East and Africa to make big savings and do more for their travelers within their budgets.
Clients in the region can request Areka’s customized services across all areas of business travel, including program audits, sourcing (air, hotel, agency and online booking tool providers), travel policy, implementation and reporting. – TradeArabia News Service