We’re pleased to share that Laurence Tracol has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer for Skyscanner.
A former eBay executive, Laurence joined Skyscanner as VP of Finance in September 2020. Over the past year, she has focussed on navigating the company’s recovery through the pandemic to help travellers get back to exploring the world safely, while championing female leaders.
Skyscanner’s CEO John Mangelaars said: “I’m delighted to have Laurence on board as CFO, bringing her strong leadership skills, financial experience and passion to the role. Over the last year she has been instrumental in shaping our response to the complexities currently impacting the travel industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As travel recovers, Laurence is a key part of the executive team shaping our business strategy and ambitious long term growth plans.”
In her role as Chief Financial Officer, Laurence leads Skyscanner’s global finance function, including financial planning and analysis, M&A and business analytics and reporting across multiple locations and jurisdictions in Europe, USA, and Asia Pacific.
Laurence said: “After a challenging period, Skyscanner is well positioned to emerge from the global crisis stronger than ever before. I’m honoured to be part of the leadership team driving change both for the sector and within Skyscanner itself, as we forge a new path creating positive impact, and embracing new opportunities in the digital economy. I’m looking forward to finding more ways to drive change, focusing on two personal passion areas of mine – empowering women through travel and making travel more sustainable.”
Laurence was born and raised in France, where she gained her accounting and finance qualifications including an MBA completed at HEC Paris. She brings with her 25 years of financial experience at major high tech and e-commerce companies in Europe and the Silicon Valley in the US, whilst also serving in strategic advisory and non-executive director roles. Prior to joining Skyscanner, Laurence held several finance leadership positions at eBay, most recently Deputy CFO for eBay International.
Laurence is married and has two teenage children. As a family, they strongly believe that travel is a force for good. They are travel enthusiasts with strong interest in sustainable experiences and cultural connections.