The new role has been created to develop "deeper technology partnerships with a selection of the company’s largest and most strategically significant customers and prospects" the company said.
Bryant joins from Emirates Airlines, where she was head of business technology, service delivery and Emirates airport services. In that role, she was responsible for the development and implementation of the airline’s business IT strategy and accountable for the management of a large strategic investment portfolio.
During her four years with Emirates, Bryant also developed its award-winning mobile application, Journey Manager. Prior to that, she spent 12 years with Qantas Airways, where she held a variety of roles
At Travelport, Bryant will report to Rabih Saab, president and managing director of Travelport, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Saab said: “The appointment of Melanie Bryant reflects our commitment to consistently deliver best-in-class consultancy and technology solutions to our customers in the region. Her track record of conceiving and delivering innovative and effective technology-enabled solutions in complex and critical environments is exceptional.
I look forward to working with her to further enhance the value we provide our customers, while evolving and expanding our business.”
Bryant added: “I’m delighted to join Travelport, a company with the ambition, expertise and technical capability required to deliver a new generation of technology solutions to the global travel industry. I look forward to working with the chief information officers and chief technology officers of our key OTA and TMC partner agencies to deliver proactive, strategic and insight-driven solutions that help them achieve their long-term visions.”