Edna Lopez Appointed Farelogix General Counsel
Travel industry veteran bolsters company’s legal and executive team.
MIAMI—January 12, 2011—Farelogix today announced that Edna Lopez has joined the company’s executive team as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Ms. Lopez was most recently the President of the Amadeus holding company in North America and the General Counsel to Amadeus’ North American marketing company. She has been working with Farelogix as a legal consultant over the past few months on a number of legal related projects.
“Edna and I worked together while I was at Amadeus and her legal skills and business acumen have always impressed me. We are very fortunate to have her join our leadership team,” says Jim Davidson, President and CEO of Farelogix. “It’s certainly no secret that Farelogix is involved with a number of activities that require skilled legal leadership and Edna, with her in-depth knowledge of our industry, certainly brings this to us. Until now, we have relied heavily on outside support for our legal counsel and representation. Given the pace of innovation, the competitive landscape and the widening reach of our global business, the time is right to also bring world-class legal counsel in-house.”
In her new role as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Farelogix, Ms. Lopez will manage the company’s legal and human resources affairs, including managing the growing number of external legal resources the company has engaged. She will be based at the company’s corporate head office in Miami.
“This is an exciting time in the travel industry and Farelogix is at the cusp of a number of significant innovations that are propelling the industry forward,” says Ms. Lopez. “I am pleased to join the team during this significant growth phase of the company, where the scope of opportunity and need to respond quickly has never been greater.”
Since 2008, Ms. Lopez has been President and CEO of EW Lopez LLC, a boutique advisory firm providing legal, executive and business expertise to a number of companies and non-profit organizations. Prior to this, Ms. Lopez was President of Amadeus Americas, Inc. where she was responsible for 700+ employees across four companies throughout North America, the Caribbean and Central America. She also held the position of Senior Vice President, Human Resources and General Counsel with Amadeus. During her tenure with System One Information Management, the predecessor to Amadeus North America, Ms. Lopez also held a number of senior executive roles.
Farelogix is a recognized leader and innovator in the travel industry. Its groundbreaking technology is modernizing the airline commerce and distribution landscape and is used by several of the world’s leading airlines. The company’s flagship Airline Commerce Gateway is a technology platform comprised of fully integrated and optimized components for airline-controlled distribution, shopping, pricing, merchandising, and retailing across channels. Recognized for its pioneering role in creating the distribution innovation known today as NDC, Farelogix now provides NDC (Level 4 certified) distribution for more than 17 airlines with connectivity to all major PSS systems. Farelogix is headquartered in Miami, Florida with an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For additional information, visit www.farelogix.com.