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May 16, 2024

Bakuun Holdings Appoints Nigel Horne as Group Chief Executive Officer

Singapore – May 16, 2024 – Bakuun Holdings today announced the appointment of Nigel Horne as their new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), based in London, effective immediately. Horne, a highly accomplished travel industry leader, brings over two decades of experience in leadership at global digital travel companies, strategic growth initiatives, and technology-driven transformation. Marco Bacchilega, founder of Bakuun, will transition to the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO), continuing to lead the critical product and technology functions.

With his deep understanding of digital travel, proven ability to execute transformational growth strategies, and a strong focus on collaboration, Bakuun Holdings is confident Nigel will propel the company forward. His background aligns perfectly with the company's commitment to innovation and market leadership.

Nigel’s successful track record includes senior leadership roles at WebBeds, Sunhotels Group, and GTA. Most recently, as CEO of WebBeds' Europe region, he oversaw the significant growth of the business portfolio to over EUR 650m in revenue, and led a team of over 500 across Europe and the Americas while ensuring the successful integration of key acquisitions.

Marco Bacchilega, Founder and CIO of Bakuun Holdings, expressed his support for Nigel's appointment. "Nigel’s track record, leadership, and extensive knowledge in the travel industry have certainly positioned him as a good fit to steer Bakuun Holdings into the next exciting phase of our growth. My decision to bring Nigel on board will allow me to focus more on product development and innovation, and being able to create new solutions is what I am most passionate about. I will remain an integral part of the company and continue to support its growth and success," said Bacchilega.

Nigel Horne commented, "I am very excited to join Bakuun at this pivotal time. Marco and the team have created powerful and innovative products and services on Bakuun's platform, and continue to innovate further at pace. I look forward to bringing my experience in driving strategic growth, together with the talented teams across Bakuun, to help all our travel industry partners grow their business. I am confident we can achieve remarkable milestones together as we move forward."

About Bakuun Holdings: Bakuun Holdings is a leading group of technology providers known for revolutionizing the travel industry with proprietary technology to simplify booking, onboarding, and payment processes for travel service providers and the hospitality industry. With every new solution, Bakuun Holdings continuously improves the travel landscape, setting new standards and shaping the future of the industry.

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