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UJV Strengthens North America Team with Key Leadership Appointments

May 16th, 2024 10:30 am

We at UJV, the premier luxury wholesale travel company specializing in global five-star experiences, are proud to announce new strategic appointments in North America. These appointments reflect our dedication to enhancing relationships and elevating service offerings for travel advisors and professionals as we continue our global expansion.

Andrew Rein has been appointed as Director of Business Development for the Northeast USA and Canada regions. With an impressive background in prestigious international luxury hotels and resorts, including Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, and the Peninsula Hotel New York, Andrew brings a wealth of experience to UJV. His expertise in building meaningful industry relationships and driving revenue growth will be instrumental in further developing our professional offerings. Based in the tri-state area, Andrew will be pivotal in nurturing close relationships with our customers in the Northeast region.

Katie Lindblad joins us as Director of Business Development for the Southeast region. Katie’s extensive experience in the African market, including an eight-year tenure at Singita, where she oversaw sales in the United States and Canada, positions her perfectly to elevate our presence in Africa. Her dedication to expanding Singita’s presence in key markets and fostering lasting partnerships will be invaluable in her new role at UJV.

Leading the West Coast as Director of Business Development is Kevin Peyrache, who has been with us since 2018. Originally from Lyon, France, Kevin brings a decade of experience in the European market and high-end bespoke travel itineraries. His focus on the West Coast region will be crucial in strengthening luxury travel partnerships and driving sales growth. Based in Los Angeles, Kevin will continue to nurture and expand our customer relationships on the West Coast.

Additionally, Simon Jones has transitioned to an internal management role within UJV Africa. Simon’s profound understanding of the African market has been a driving force behind the unprecedented success of this region. From UJV HQ, Simon will support the Business Development team across all markets, building on the strong foundation he established during his client-facing tenure.

“As UJV continues its strategic development and expansion of services for luxury travel advisors, we are delighted to welcome three exceptional leaders who will be instrumental in driving the success and recognition of UJV in the luxury travel industry,” said David Solis, Head of Business Development, Ultimate Jet Vacations. “Their expertise and knowledge will continue to elevate UJV’s presence in the key regions, including Europe and Africa, as well as position the brand as a leading wholesale travel company focused on seamless travel booking process.”