As Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Stephen Shurrock leads Travelport’s customer-focused teams in Air, Agency, Hospitality and Digital Media around the world, as well as having global responsibility for customer engagement, product strategy, marketing and market research.
Prior to joining Travelport in January 2016, Stephen was Chief Executive Officer for the Consumer Division of Telefonica, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, where he was responsible for the company’s consumer business and digital divisions globally. His prior roles with Telefonica included CEO of O2 Ireland and CEO of Telefonica’s New Digital Business and Innovation division, where he was responsible for establishing and running digital businesses to take advantage of new growth markets in security, advertising, financial services, over the top content and big data. Before joining Telefonica/O2 in 2001, Stephen was CFO of UK-based web portal, Excite.
A qualified accountant, Stephen holds a BSc Honors degree in Economics and Accounts from Loughborough University and has also completed an Executive Leadership and Development program at Oxford University.