Effective Oct. 3, Scott Blume will be the new Group Managing Director for Timezone, which operates over 200 FECs across Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines and India. In conjunction with his appointment, Sonaal Chopra will continue as chief operating executive, overseeing all Timezone business operations as CEO. Executive Director Adam Steinberg will become Chairman; current Chairman Malcolm Steinberg will step down from his post, remaining on the board as Founder and Non-Executive Director.
Scott Blume has extensive experience in the travel and leisure industry including a previous role as Managing Director and CEO for WOTIF.com Holdings. During his tenure there, he spearheaded a business strategic review, which led to the implementation of a series of key initiatives that reset the business for future growth through 2013 and 2014. He then led the sale of the business to Expedia. Since that time, Blume has been involved in a number of digital and technology startups.
Incoming Chairman Adam Steinberg said, “It is incredibly exciting to have someone of Scott’s caliber and experience to lead and develop the aggressive growth strategy we have planned. I am looking forward to working with him to achieve these objectives.”