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Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Commercial Management
London, Greater London


About Chris Taylor:

I am a highly driven outgoing individual who brings a broad spectrum of senior commercial  management experience. I have worked in senior roles encompassing the sales, revenue management,  marketing, digital and financial arenas. I have exceptional leadership, analytical, interpersonal and negotiating skills and have a proven track record of mentoring and developing talent. I am highly experienced in leading change management and I also possess strong communication skills, alongside a vast experience of presenting at senior board level. 


LorEau Aviation Group| May'21-Current |Partner | Abu Dhabi

Develop the Strategic Vision, Manage P&L, Operations & Commercial Activities for LorEau Aviation Group/AeroGulf Joint Venture

NDT & BSI support services to Airlines, Operators & MRO’s

Key Customers, Air France/KLM, Safran, Bombardier, DC Aviation, Kuwait Airways, Royal Jet, Maldivian, National Airlines, Air Atlanta & Jet Aviation

Etihad Airways| Sep'12-May'21|Abu Dhabi

Nov'19-May'21 | Head of Commercial Sales

Jul'18-Oct'19     |Senior Manager Commercial Strategy & Planning| 

Feb'15-Jun'18   |Senior Manager Global Corporate & Agency Sales| 

Dec'13-Feb'15 |Regional Pricing Manager APAC | 

Sep'12-Dec'13 |Pricing Manager SE Asia|

Managed Global Sales, Sales Strategy, Ancillaries, Digital & Operations Teams 

Global Commercial Dealing with Etihad’s Global Agency Partners including Amex, CWT, BCD, Flight Centre & Global OTA's

Created and managed Etihad’s SME program Business Connect 

Responsible for Etihad's Pricing Strategy throughout APAC Region

Worked with Etihad's Airline Partners to create the Joint Pricing/Dealing Models 

BD Network | Dec'11 –Mar'12 |Digital Commercial Director

Working with Nintendo, Coca Cola, Cineworld, Peugeot & Virgin Media

Manage Operation and P&L of 56-person digital team 

Click Tag | Aug'09 –Dec'11|Commercial Director

Working with Toys 'R' Us, Best Western, Norwegian Cruise Lines, ITV & De Vere Hotels

Right market positioning of the company & managing the P&L setting the products/services mix, conceptualizing new business opportunities for the company, reviewing & monitoring marketing and sales plans. Directing market assessments, surveys, trends analysis and competitor’s intelligence

Touchdown | May'06 –Aug'09|Commercial Director

Guide and develop commercial activities of the company: marketing, sales and after sales.

Key clients included MasterCard, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Hewlett Packard

American Airlines| Jun'90 – May'06|

Mar'04 –May'06 | Head of UK Leisure Sales |

Jan'02 –Mar'04 | Head of European Partnerships |

Nov'96 –Jan'02 | Head of UK Sales Planning| 

Jul'95 –Nov'96 | Pricing & Yield Analyst |

Jun'90 –June'95 | Finance Analyst—>Reservation Supervisor

Responsible for $450 million in Leisure Revenue

Managed Pricing & Inventory for 5 Key European Markets

Created and developed innovative partnerships with brands such as The Times, Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures, Pioneer, AirMiles, Vodafone and MasterCard we quickly grew revenues to $5.2m in the first year at AA



BTEC National Diploma in Business & Finance

Richmond Upon Thames College

United Kingdom

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