Global traveller, foodie & history enthusiast, Nicolas Chu is currently the President & Managing Director of HotelClub a leading global online travel company in 27 countries that operates 3 websites: HotelClub.com, RatesToGo.com and Asia-Hotels.com. HotelClub is part of Orbitz Worldwide Inc (NYSE: OWW)
He is a member of the Australian Investor Network and also serves as a board director of Sofee, an online start-up based in Australia that aims to revolutionize the employment industry online.
Prior to joining HotelClub, Nicolas spent eight years at Expedia, holding executive positions in Europe and Asia Pacific. Most recently, he was the Managing Director for the company’s Australia and New Zealand business. He has also led retail and product strategy for Expedia Asia Pacific, identifying business opportunities and developing products and services in India, Japan, South-East Asia and Oceania.
Viewed as a key thought leader in the online space, he has more than 15 years’ experience of online businesses ranging from start-ups to large Fortune 500 companies in 3 regions (Europe, the US and APAC). He is a frequent speaker at Internet conferences around the globe, is the author of “How to Succeed in a Website Project”, in French, (Eyrolles Publishing – 6th edition), and lectured at the Diderot University of Paris for Master’s degree programs as a Sr. Lecturer for seven years.
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