FCM Appoints Oz Desai as Managing Director for Ireland Business

3 August, 2022 – Global travel management company FCM is pleased to announce the appointment of Oz Desai as Managing Director – Ireland.  

Desai will be responsible for the continued evolution of the company’s regional business across Ireland in support of the company’s business objectives, while providing valued support to customers through the delivery of FCM’s unique product and compelling service proposition.  

His arrival comes at a pivotal time for FCM with a slew of proprietary client solutions debuting across the UK & Ireland. Alongside the global rollout of FCM’s highly anticipated omnichannel technology, the company recently unveiled FCM Booking, an innovative alternative to traditional OBTs.

The South African-born executive is an 12-year veteran of the Flight Centre Travel Group where he has held a series of management positions in finance and operations. Most recently, as Managing Director – South Africa for sister brand Corporate Traveller, he successfully steered the TMC in its post-pandemic recovery securing rapid bounce back to profit and continuing business success.

Now based in Dublin, Desai began his new position in early August, and represents the first significant structural change made by UK & Ireland Managing Director Andy Hegley since he took up the regional leadership role in June.

Hegley said Desai is a pivotal appointment to his UK & Ireland executive team and indicates a renewed focus on FCM’s Irish operations.

Over the next year, FCM has set ambitious business growth goals that reflects our considerable investment in technology and services to provide the best possible experience for our customers. With Oz’s tremendous track record for success, I am thrilled to have someone of his calibre join my team to propel our Irish business forward,” said Hegley.  

Desai added: “With corporate travel well and truly revived, this is a transformational time for the industry. I’m excited to take the helm in Ireland to support our customers as they look to make up for lost time and reconnect in real-life for successful business development in 2022.”

About FCM

FCM is one of the world’s largest travel management companies with a 24/7 reach in over 100 countries. As a trusted travel partner for thousands of national and multi-national organisations, including many household brands, Fortune and FTSE 100 companies, FCM’s agile and flexible technology platform anticipates and solves client needs supported by expert teams who provide in-depth local knowledge and duty of care as part of the ultimate personalised business travel experience. While as the flagship business travel division of the ASX-listed Flight Centre Travel Group, FCM is able to negotiate and deliver access to the widest network of airfares, hotels, and ground transport for unique and best-value solutions. The company recently debuted its new omni-channel platform featuring a ‘first of its kind’ customised end-to-end user experience that will be available to new clients in 2022. Discover the alternative at www.fcmtravel.com