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Movers + Shakers: FCM promotes Rologas to GM ANZ; Elf shifts to global business

As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, FCM Travel has announced the appointment of Renos Rologas to General Manager for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, FCM Travel has announced the appointment of Renos Rologas to General Manager for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

As the new ANZ GM, Rologas will spearhead FCM’s operations across the region. 

Rologas’ promotion comes as FCM Global Chief Operating Officer Melissa Elf shifts to a more international focus. 

Elf said Rologas has played a “pivotal role in the company’s growth and success” in more than ten years with FCM Travel, a Flight Centre Travel Group brand.

Melissa Elf
FCM Travel Global COO Melissa Elf.

“His dedication and expertise have not only earned him this well-deserved promotion but has also ensured that FCM Travel remains at the forefront of the corporate travel sector and responsive to the needs of our customers,” she remarked.

“I’m certain that Renos’s profound understanding of both our business and customers will undoubtedly lead FCM into a thriving new era as FCM embarks on its third decade.

“I’m incredibly grateful for the relationships we’ve built and the milestones we’ve achieved together. 

Female business traveller walking down gate to plane in airport.
Corporate travel continues to grow.

“As I shift my focus to the global FCM business, I’m confident that Renos will lead our ANZ team with the same passion and excellence.”

Rologas said he is looking forward to steering the business during an exciting new phase for the company, which has been delivering end-to-end corporate travel solutions to many large market businesses.

“Corporate travel remains critical for businesses to survive and thrive, and after a challenging period, the sector is buoyed by the necessity of travel for companies to win and retain business,” he stated.

“We’re predicting a strong year ahead, with the culmination of decreasing domestic and international airfares, improving competition and capacity from airlines, fleet reconfigurations to streamline airline operations, and our continued investment into productive operations and technology.

“As the industry continues its recovery trajectory, we’re optimistic about the growth and opportunities as we enter this new decade, particularly as economic confidence returns, and with meetings, events, and conferences remaining a priority to business.”

Recently released FCM and Corporate Traveller data shows that overall international and domestic air capacity reached pre-pandemic levels for the first time in Q1 – and cheaper air travel is the winner.

In May, FCM Travel named Lindsay Straub as its new Global Head of Sales.

Earlier this year, the company added Suzannah Randerson to the position of Regional General Manager for NSW.