Thursday, December 07, 2006
Farewell Barney, Welcome Henrik
The unpublished rumours were true - Barney Harford is now the former President of Asia Pac for Expedia. After what must be close to 9 years with Expedia Barney will step down to be replaced by former head of lodging for Europe, Asia and everywhere not American, Henrik Kjellberg. Barney will retain his links to the firm through Chairmanship of eLong. Henrik inherits the few months old Expedia AU (including offline marketing plans), few days old Expedia JP and Australian, Japanese, Korean and Hong Kong versions of Hotels.com. With Henrik moving to Hong Kong ,will be the first time since 2002 that Expedia has had a VP or above level exec in the region. Congrats to both Barney and look forward to seeing you in Sydney Henrik.