Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Corporate Development
Balaji Krishnamurthy is the vice president of strategy, planning and corporate development for Sabre Hospitality Solutions. He joined Sabre in 2015 as vice president of strategy and new market development, responsible for Sabre's market development efforts in Africa and China across the company's three business units.
Prior to joining Sabre, Balaji was at Orbitz Worldwide, a global online travel leader, where he led the global corporate strategy function for a diverse travel portfolio of B2C brands and B2B businesses. Before Orbitz, he worked at LinkedIn Corporation in Silicon Valley where he led North America sales strategy and operations for its Sales Solutions business.
Mr. Krishnamurthy was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company for over five years, serving C-level executives on a diverse set of business strategy, operations and technology-related topics in the financial services (asset management, retail banking and insurance), healthcare, technology, travel and transportation sectors. Previously, he held various leadership and management positions within the healthcare division of General Electric.
Balaji is passionate about developing innovative new products, building new businesses, developing new markets and fostering high-performing teams globally. He graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, majoring in finance and strategy, and obtained his Bachelor's degree in electronics and communications engineering from Bangalore University.