The global travel transportation startup has appointed Dimitris Floros, ex-Qatar Airways exec, as its new Chief Commercial Officer.
March 28, 2023, Athens – Welcome Pickups proudly announces that Dimitris Floros has joined the company’s management team. As the Chief Commercial Officer, he will be in charge of sales and marketing across channels. Dimitris will define the commercial strategy and expansion mix for Welcome’s aspirational plan to expand to over 400 destinations within the coming 2 years and will oversee teams managing over 2,500 travel partners across the world.
Dimitris has 15 years of international experience across three continents with regional & global organisations. He was previously Global Head of Leisure Travel for Qatar Airways based in Doha, and in addition, he held various roles with Travelport and Emirates Airlines in Dubai.
He started his career in Greece, with strategic communication agencies, before moving to The United States to take a role with Millward Brown’s consulting arm. Furthermore, he is experienced in commercial strategy, international expansion, travel distribution, and e-commerce. Has successfully built commercial teams across different organisations. Dimitris is an ACG Deree graduate and holds an INSEAD MBA.
Dimitris Floros mentions: “Welcome Pickups is a remarkable scale-up with a strong tech foundation and healthy unit economics. The team showcased incredible resilience during the pandemic, where they managed to keep their heads above the water and use their time wisely to prepare for travel recovery. Having over 100 active destinations gives us a competitive platform that scales across key geographies. I couldn’t be happier repatriating to Greece as part of the Welcome team. This multicultural organisation combines the best Greek entrepreneurship with talented individuals from all over the world.”
Welcome Pickups’ CEO & Co-Founder, Alex Trimis said: “I am excited to have Dimitris join our executive team, and I trust that we will do great things together. Dimitris will play a pivotal role in helping the company expand in 200 destinations this year alone, attracting millions of new customers and transforming into the global leader in Travel Mobility. Welcome Pickups is always looking for very strong additions to its team, and Dimitris is definitely one of them.”
About Welcome Pickups
Founded in 2015 in Athens, Greece, Welcome Pickups is a VC-backed travel tech startup that has turned simple airport pickups into value-driven travel experiences. As the company continues to grow and scale its operations to significant destinations globally, Welcome is quickly becoming a global category leader for in-destination travel services.
- One of the highest-rated global transportation companies with a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor, Trustpilot, and other top review platforms.
- 110 destinations in 51 countries with a goal to reach 400 by 2024 EOY.
- 33 new destinations launched in 2022.
- Over 2,500 travel partners, adding 50+ new ones to its portfolio every month.
- Over 1 Million happy travellers every year.
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