Datalex appoints new Chairman

November 7, 2019


Datalex is delighted to announce the appointment of David Hargaden as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors with immediate effect.

David is an experienced board member and technology investor and is the CEO of Unity Technology Solutions, one of Ireland’s leading IT Managed Services businesses. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of, the international mobile top-up provider (2006 to present); a former Non-Executive Chairman of, Europe’s largest car rental site (2004 to 2011); and a founder and former Non-Executive Chairman of, Ireland’s largest property portal (2001 to 2006). David was Head of Corporate Finance at BDO Ireland (2001 to 2008) and Managing Partner at Hargaden Moor, Chartered Accountants from 1992 to 2001. He has also been Chairman of Point Information Systems and eWare, software development companies specialising in CRM.

Welcoming today’s announcement, CEO Sean Corkery, said: “I warmly welcome David to our Board. As Chairman, David brings significant board experience and relevant industry knowledge that will strengthen us and provide a fresh perspective. His appointment allows me, as CEO, to focus on the running of the business and to lead Datalex to future growth.”

Commenting on his appointment, David said: “I am excited to join the Datalex Board as Chairman and I am confident there is a significant market opportunity for Datalex. My technological and sectoral experience can be leveraged to support Sean, and the wider team, so we can ensure Datalex achieves the success it deserves.”

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About Datalex:

Datalex is a market leader in digital commerce for travel retail. The Datalex Digital Commerce Platform provides airlines with a unique solution to drive revenue and profit as digital retailers.

Today the platform enables a travel marketplace of over one billion shoppers covering every corner of the globe, driven by some of the world’s most innovative airline retail brands. Datalex’s customers include Air China, JetBlue Airways, Hainan Group, SAS, Philippine Airlines, Aer Lingus, Brussels Airlines, Air Transat, STA Travel and Trailfinders.

The Group is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices across Europe, the USA and China. Datalex plc is a publicly listed company on Euronext Dublin (DLE).


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