Wego appoints Matthew Varley as Chief Operating Officer

May 28, 2013
, by wego admin

SINGAPORE May 28th, 2013 – Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, today announced the appointment of Matthew Varley as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Varley will report to Wego.com CEO and Co-Founder Ross Veitch and will be based at the company’s global headquarters in Singapore.

“Wego is growing extremely rapidly and is now operating across 52 markets worldwide with more than 80 employees,”

commented Veitch.

“Matt’s strengths as an all-rounder, Asian market knowledge and previous experience scaling online travel businesses made him the perfect choice to drive the next phase of Wego’s expansion.”

Varley said,

“Wego is a company that I have always admired for its innovative approach, creating a great experience for online travellers. I look forward to working with Wego’s dedicated employees to build on their success, providing an ever more personalised experience for travellers, partners and advertisers.”

Varley joins from the Wotif Group, where he held various key senior executive roles for over eight years both in Australia and Asia. Starting with the company in 2004 before publicly listing on the stock exchange, he led the Online Marketing strategy for five years over a period where the company’s revenues quintupled from $23m to $121m.

With three years of experience in South East Asia based in Bangkok, Varley managed the operations of Wotif Group’s Asia business, expanding the team to nine offices and localizing the product across Asian markets, inventory procurement and customer service.

With a Bachelor of Internet Computing from Griffith University, he completed his executive education at the Melbourne Business School.

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About Wego
Wego.com is the Asia Pacific and Middle East’s leading travel metasearch engine, operating in over 50 markets worldwide and used by millions of travellers to save time, pay less and travel more. The company provides powerful yet simple to use tools that help travellers research trips, compare prices and book travel online. Wego shows users an unbiased and channel neutral view of travel prices, providing a choice of booking direct with a hotel or airline, or via an OTA or aggregator site. In Q3-2012 Wego referred in excess of $1.2 Billion in potential bookings to the websites of its travel partners. Wego was founded in 2005 and shareholders include Tiger Global Management and the Crescent Point Group. For more information, please visit https://www.wego.com/about.