Mark Logan, Skyscanner’s Chief Operating Officer, has been awarded the prestigious title of Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors Scotland.
Logan, who was commended for his “transformational leadership”, was named as both the IoD Scotland Director of the Year in the ‘businesses up to £35m turnover’ category and the Edinburgh, Lothians & the Borders Regional Director of the Year for 2013.
The IoD Awards celebrate success, recognising those directors and leaders who have had the confidence to make bold decisions in the face of uncertainty, carefully weighing up the risks and believing in their own vision and leadership skills to see a project through that will place their organisation in a stronger and more sustainable position.
Logan joined Skyscanner in April 2012, and last year the company saw revenues increase by 96% and unique visitors to the site each month double to 25 million. Other milestones for Logan and Skyscanner include the acquisition of hotel search technology company Fogg, secondary investment by Sequoia Capital (which valued Skyscanner at £500 million), the opening of a new office in Miami and, most recently, coming sixth in The Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work for.
IoD Scotland Executive Director David Watt said: “Mark has consolidated and accelerated the rise of one of Scotland’s recent success stories, delivering solid results with attention to detail. Growth has been fast but achievable and with his CEO, they have produced a solid winning leadership where the sky is not the limit.”