Dublin, Ireland – 05 December 2018: Datalex plc (Euronext Dublin: DLE), a leading provider of digital commerce solutions to global travel retailers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dónal Rooney as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and as a Director of Datalex with effect from 5 December 2018. Dónal succeeds David Kennedy who will remain with Datalex through the year end and will work closely with Dónal to assist his transition.
Prior to joining Datalex, Dónal was Group CFO of Amaris Hospitality (2016-2018) where he played a lead role in a successful Private Equity exit process. Amaris Hospitality was a leading hotel investment and management group, 100% owned by the global Private Equity firm, Lone Star, which brought together 89 hotels located in the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe trading under prominent brands such as Hilton, Jurys Inn and Mercure. From 2012-2016, Dónal was CFO of NAMA (National Asset Management Agency) having previously worked as a Senior Portfolio Manager at NAMA from 2010-2012. Dónal began his career and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen (1997-2002) and also worked with KPMG (2002-2010).
Commenting today, Aidan Brogan CEO of Datalex said:
“I am delighted to welcome Dónal to Datalex. Dónal brings a wealth of financial and operational experience which I am confident will add significant value to the future performance and growth of Datalex. He will play a key role at Datalex in shaping the next phase of our growth and I look forward to working with him.”
Dónal Rooney said:
“I am very happy to be joining Datalex at this exciting time in the Group’s development. Datalex has a strong brand position with a significant and growing market opportunity. I look forward to working with Aidan and the team as we implement our ambitious plans for future growth.”
Datalex is a market leader in digital commerce for travel retailers. The Datalex Digital Commerce Platform provides airlines with a unique solution that allows them to significantly leverage and increase the range and scale of products and services they can offer to passengers. The platform enables an omni-channel 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 Lufthansa Group, Air China, JetBlue Airways, Hainan Group, SAS, Swiss International Air Lines, Philippine Airlines, Aer Lingus, Copa Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air Transat, Air Malta, Multiplus, HP Enterprise Services and STA Travel. The company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices across Europe, the USA and China. Datalex is a publicly listed company and trades on Euronext Dublin (DLE). Learn more at www.datalex.com or follow on twitter @Datalex.
This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information involves risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect expected results. Datalex undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.