Jonty Neal is the Chief Executive Officer of AAE Travel, a joint venture between the Expedia group and AirAsia, and is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of the Brand Expedia Asia Group and AirAsiaGo brands for more that fifteen travel booking sites in the region. Prior to being named chief executive officer, he served as the chief financial officer of the company, where he was responsible for all aspects of finance as well as corporate strategy and business analytics.
Neal brings with him a wealth of experience in the Global Online Travel. He joined Expedia in 2003, based in London where he supported Expedia’s early European businesses. He then progressed in his career to take on an active role in Expedia’s Asia Pacific market entre and expansion strategy, and was a key contributor in driving the business growth in the Asia region. Neal moved to Asia in 2007, where he spent three years supporting the Asia Pacific business from Beijing and Hong Kong. He then moved back to the Global Headquarters in Bellevue in 2009, to help build out the Expedia Global Marketing function, before relocating to Singapore in 2013 to lead the joint venture Finance team.
Neal holds a Mechanical Engineering degree (with Honors) from the University of Nottingham, and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Chief Executive Officer, Expedia Asia