Sabre Holdings said Thursday that the company’s president, Tom Klein, has succeeded Sam Gilliland as CEO.
Klein will serve as president and CEO.
Gilliland, who will continue to serve on Sabre’s board of directors, had been Sabre’s CEO since 2003.
Commenting on the transition, Gilliland said: “It has been a privilege to lead Sabre’s outstanding team of more than 10,000 technology and business professionals over the past 10 years as CEO. Together, we have diversified our business and made crucial investments to stay at the leading edge of technology for the travel industry.
"Tom Klein has been my partner in that endeavor, and I can think of no one better suited to take our company forward. He will benefit, as I have, from a talented and capable team that will help drive the company to even greater successes in the years to come."
Klein has been with Sabre for more than two decades, serving in a variety of leadership roles. He assumed the role of president in 2010.