DPO Group has appointed Bernard Luchendo as the group’s Global Airlines Manager. In this newly appointed role, Luchendo is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with merchant airlines and industry stakeholders including partners, suppliers and service providers in the region. He will also drive innovation around the Group’s airline solutions while focusing on merchant and customer needs.
“We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Bernard Luchendo as DPO ‘s Global Airlines Manager as this is a key industry for us,” said DPO Group CEO, Eran Feinstein. “DPO was founded in 2006 out of the need to provide a Kenyan airline with a solution to receive payments anywhere and at any time. Today, we offer our services to 35,000 merchants across Africa including over 55 airlines such as AirKenya, Fly 540, Safarilink, Silverstone, Proflight Zambia, TAAG Angola Airlines, Rwandair, Coastal Aviation, Auric Air and Aerolink. We have seen 500% growth in online airline payments over the last 4 years and with Bernard leading this sector, we are confident that we will continue to innovate and advance our offering across the continent.”
(TOP: Bernard Luchendo, DPO Group‘s Global Airlines Manager).
Luchendo has been part of DPO’s sales management team for more than 3 years and brings with him extensive experience in sales, business development, service delivery and customer management. Overall, he has over 15 years of experience and has previously worked for Barclays Bank of Kenya and Samsung C&T Corporation where he was the lead for business development, logistics and project manager for international trade.
The DPO Group offers merchants the ability to accept all major cards (prepaid, credit & debit), mobile money, QR codes and e-wallets in the 15 countries in which it operates. For local and regional airlines, this payment solution is the only channel that allows local and global consumers to book online flights in many parts of the continent.