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Robert Bailey, Board Mentor, Criticaleye

Robert Bailey

Board Mentor


Robert Bailey is a Criticaleye Board Mentor and the former President and CEO of travel solutions and service provider, Abacus International.

In March 2018, Robert joined Travelport as Chief Strategy Officer. In his role, Robert’s responsibilities include managing the company’s five-year and annual business plans, new business development, strategic alliances and leading the evolution and implementation of further transformation in the business.

From 2008 to 2015 Robert was President and CEO of the Asia-Pacific GDS company, Abacus, based in Singapore and majority owned by a consortium of Asian airlines. He has also held executive positions in ITSMA, SITA and Galileo International, a forerunner of the current Travelport where he held a number of commercial management roles including MD of Galileo Switzerland and Director, Sales and Marketing Organisations Europe.

A true cosmopolitan, Robert has lived and worked in more than 12 countries across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.