Longtime industry executive joins ZYTLYN as investor & Board member
GENEVA, Switzerland - September 1, 2021: ZYTLYN Technologies AG (ZYTLYN) announced today that it has onboarded Kurt Ekert, the former CEO of CWT (one of the world's leading digital travel management companies), as an investor and board member. ZYTLYN continues to strengthen its industry backing, while delivering value to customers through its Prediction-as-a-Service product. Most recently ZYTLYN started collaborating with an airline based out of Germany, and, a global aviation player operating some of the largest airports in the world.
“We are very fortunate to have the backing of many world-class industry leaders and we are excited to welcome Kurt to our team. We look forward to accessing his immense travel industry experience and network as we accelerate the growth of ZYTLYN. Kurt will play an important role in helping to further shape our product and commercial strategy.” said ZYTLYN’s Co-Founder & CEO, Houman Goudarzi
Ekert has extensive global operating leadership and governance experience with a track record of growth and turnaround performance in technology, travel and tourism. He serves as Chairman of the U.S. Department of Commerce Travel & Tourism Advisory Board, Vice Chairman of Passur Aerospace, Senior Advisor to CWT, and is a director of smarTours.
Ekert previously spent five years as President and CEO of CWT, where he engineered a digital transformation and achieved $7 billion of new business wins. Before that, he was Chief Commercial Officer at Travelport, where he led the operational turnaround that enabled a successful IPO in 2014. He also held executive roles at GTA, Orbitz Worldwide, Cendant and Continental Airlines, and had prior governance roles as a director of eNett, Carlson Travel Inc., the World Travel & Tourism Council, and the UNGA Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.
Ekert holds a BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from the University of South Carolina, and saw active duty as a U.S. army officer.
About ZYTLYN Technologies
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, ZYTLYN is a data analytics and AI company, helping customers address their most urgent problems and opportunities with granular, qualified, and actionable data, predictions and insights. Its platform gives customers the ability to optimize critical decision making through predictive insights. Together with customers, ZYTLYN is helping the world’s largest industries adapt, recover and grow faster, with a total addressable market of close to $50 billion. Contact us for more information.