Ásthildur Otharsdóttir Appointed Chairman of Kaptio Travel

Author: Leadership Team

Ásthildur Otharsdóttir has been appointed chairman of Kaptio. She takes over from Eggert Claessen, who had served as the Company‘s chairman since 2016. Other members of the board include the founders of Kaptio, Arnar Laufdal Olafsson, and Ragnar Fjolnisson in addition to Orn Vidar Skulason, investment manager at the New Business Venture Fund, and Smari Thorvaldsson, advisor at Akrar Consult.

Our Travel Tech Background

Kaptio is a global travel technology company that transforms travel brands from booking-centric to customer-centric with an end-to-end travel platform for the entire customer journey. Kaptio was founded in 2012 with headquarters in Iceland and operations in the UK and Canada and employs around 50 people. Kaptio’s largest shareholders are Frumtak Ventures, the New Business Venture Fund, and the Company’s founders.

Meet Ásthildur Otharsdóttir

Otharsdóttir recently became a partner at Frumtak Ventures, after having served as chairman of the firm since 2015. She is the chairman of Controlant and has served on the boards of numerous other companies. She was chairman of Marel Food Processing Solutions for the past 8 years, during a period of impressive global growth, which resulted in listing on Euronext Amsterdam. Otharsdóttir served seven years on the board of Icelandair Group, and before that, she led Össur‘s global business development, including M&A and treasury, and participated in the company‘s listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

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“I look forward to tackling exciting opportunities and challenges with Kaptio’s great team. The Company has built very impressive solutions for forward-thinking operators in the tourism industry with a strong customer base. Kaptio has ambitious plans for growth in the sector. The tourism industry is on track for a strong recovery, and I see great opportunities to build a global travel tech company to lead the digital transformation currently underway,” says Ásthildur Otharsdóttir, Kaptio’s new chairman.

Kaptio Travel is a single cloud-based reservation and CRM solution for travel companies. Platformed on Salesforce, the world’s No 1 CRM, it frees travel companies from their legacy systems, equipping them to embrace new ways of working. Kaptio transforms the customer experience and delivers operational efficiencies whilst putting their customers at the centre of everything.

Our Warm Welcome

“Ásthildur’s experience from international growth companies such as Marel and Össur is incredibly valuable to us. The Company is preparing for its next growth phase with the tourism industry’s recovery, and it is a great asset for us to have Asthildur lead the Company’s board at this time.” says Vidar Svansson, CEO of Kaptio.

About Kaptio

The Kaptio Travel Platform is a next-generation reservation system for FIT, Escorted Tours, and Cruise Operators. Built on the Salesforce Platform, the world’s No 1 CRM, Kaptio delivers the entire end-to-end customer journey from lead, through to sale, whilst adventuring and post-trip, plus building a 360-view of your customer.

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