Date: July 29th, 2008
Thomas Cook (India) Limited announces
Appointment of Angus Porter on the Board of Directors
MUMBAI: Thomas Cook (India) Limited (TCIL) announced the appointment of Angus Porter, to the Board of Directors today. Porter is very familiar and extremely knowledgeable about the travel industry as he was recently appointed as the Group Strategy Director of Thomas Cook Group plc, prior to that he has been an Independent Non Executive Director on the Thomas Cook Group plc board since June 2007, and before that a Non Executive Director of the MyTravel Group plc board for five years.
Porter’s role is to drive key strategies of Thomas Cook Group, look for opportunities in new markets and develop new products and services. He will also take on strategic responsibility for the Thomas Cook brand and oversee the Group’s strategic e-commerce agenda. With his extensive experience, he will be a valuable addition to TCIL and the business will benefit enormously with his inclusion in the Board.
About Angus Porter
Angus has been Global CEO of Added Value, WPP's Brand Development Consultancy, with blue-chip clients including Vodafone, Pepsico and Nestle. Before Added Value, Angus worked for Abbey National, British Telecom and Mars in Senior Marketing, Sales and General Management roles, listing amongst his achievements the successful launches of Celebrations Chocolates and BT Broadband, and the re-launches of the BT and Abbey brands.
About Thomas Cook (India) Limited
Thomas Cook (India) offers a broad spectrum of travel and related services such as package tours, currency exchange and travel insurance as well as hotel and flight reservations. Thomas Cook has been present in India for over 125 years and operates over 160 offices at various locations in the country and has operations in Sri Lanka & Mauritius. It employs over 2,500 employees and generated Income from Operations of Rs 2.86 billion and a Net Profit of Rs. 519.2 million for 12 months period (Dec 06 – Dec 07). In its initiative to be a ‘One Stop Shop’, the Company offers unique travel products to its customers. During CY07, the Company launched a ‘Thomas Cook Titanium Credit Card’ and a foreign currency Debit Card. It also came up with products designed specially for students traveling abroad for higher studies. The Company was acquired by Thomas Cook Group PLC from Dubai Financial Group in March 2008. Additional information on Thomas Cook (I) Limited is available on the Company website www.thomascook.in
About Thomas Cook Group plc
Thomas Cook Group plc was formed on 19 June 2007 following the merger of Thomas Cook AG and MyTravel Group plc. The new company is one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups with sales of around £9 billion (€12 billion), 19 million customers, 30,000 employees, a fleet of 97 aircraft, a network of over 3,000 owned or franchised travel stores and a number of hotels and resort properties. The Group operates in 17 source markets including: UK & Ireland; Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland,
Hungary, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Canada, India and Egypt.
For further information please contact
Thomas Cook (India) Limited: Kruti Sharma on M: +91-9819998512 or email@example.com
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