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Jonathan Rockett Appointed as CEO of Datalex: A New Era for Airline Retail Technology

Leading digital retail technology firm Datalex, with a significant presence in airline retailing, has named Jonathan Rockett as its next Chief Executive Officer.

Jonathan Rockett will begin his role as Datalex CEO later this year, working with current CEO Sean Corkery on the transition.
Jonathan Rockett will begin his role as CEO of Datalex later this year, working with current CEO Sean Corkery on the transition. Source: Datalex

Jonathan Rockett will join the company from Ding, where he holds the dual roles of Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). At Ding, Rocket contributed to the business’ growth and facilitated its sale to private equity in 2021. Furthermore, his seasoned leadership background includes senior roles at Paddy Power (now under Flutter Entertainment Plc.) and PwC.

Taking over as CEO Sean Corkery Retires

Rockett will come on board early in the fourth quarter, aligning strategies with current Datalex CEO Sean Corkery. Corkery prepares for retirement by the year’s end. Rockett’s entrance ensures that the company’s journey remains on a steady flight path.

David Hargaden, Non-Executive Chairman of Datalex, expressed optimism about the new hire. He noted, “On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome someone of Jonathan’s caliber and experience to Datalex’s senior leadership team. Given his past achievements across various consumer-focused sectors, we see Jonathan as the ideal person to lead Datalex.”

Delivering the Next Phase of Airline Retail

Expressing his eagerness for this new venture, Rockett said, “Datalex is a market leader in airline retail technology. The ability to provide an innovative digital retail experience across the full customer journey for some of the largest airline brands really appeals to me. I look forward to working with the team as we lead Datalex into its next phase. Given my background in finance, technology, and strategic partnerships, I aim to combine the existing capabilities within Datalex and build some new ones to unlock future growth opportunities.”

About Datalex

Datalex is a leading provider of digital commerce solutions tailored for the travel retail industry.

Principally, the company offers a comprehensive suite of products. These include Datalex Direct, Datalex Dynamic, Datalex Merchandiser, Datalex NDC, and Datalex Pricing AI. Datalex empowers airlines to optimize revenue and profitability as digital retailers.

The technology company’s knowledgeable team and cutting-edge products enable airlines to deliver enhanced digital retail experiences. They facilitate ancillary revenue from retail sales across all devices, sales channels, and customer touchpoints. Airline customers include JetBlue Airways, KLM, Turkish Airlines, and Virgin Australia.

Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Datalex operates globally with a presence in Europe, the Americas, China, the Philippines, and Australia. Datalex is publicly listed on Euronext Growth.

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