Clive Ellul Hawthorn
Director, Market Management of Expedia, Inc.
A passion for travel and tourism has enabled Clive to work across geographies, covering roles in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC). Clive is currently leading the market management teams in Malaysia and Singapore, responsible for expanding Expedia’s partner base and driving revenue and P&L targets.
Having joined Expedia in early 2012 to lead the market management team in Italy, Clive has rapidly made his mark, working on several innovate projects across business divisions. His previous role, as Director of Sales & Marketing for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI), saw him lead the team to two World Travel Awards and post a profit for the first time since the opening of the hotel.
Clive worked for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) for 6 years before joining FRHI, developing quickly within the global sales organization, re-positioning the New Business division and taking on his first leadership role. An exposure to the largest hotel franchisor in the world enabled Clive to work with key internal stakeholders who expanded the IHG hotel portfolio footprint.
Clive holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Liverpool, a Senior Leadership Certification in Organization Leadership from Ashridge Business School and a Hotel Management Degree, obtained with Distinction.