Trainline B2B arm recruits first dedicated leader

Trainline Partner Solutions (TPS), the B2B arm of Trainline, has recruited Alice Coverlizza in the newly-created role of vice-president to lead the business.

She joins from Italian grocery platform Everli where she was chief business officer.

Coverlizza will be based at Trainline’s Milan office, ideally located as part of an ongoing focus on growth in European rail markets thanks to market liberalisation and new entrant carriers, according to the company.

She will lead all elements of Trainline Partner Solutions, including global distribution, which provides indirect ticket sales through partnerships with business travel retailers.

Coverlizza will also be responsible for IT solutions, offering white label services to carriers and other retailers in the UK and internationally; Trainline Business which recently launched a new platform to retail directly to businesses, particularly SMEs; and Trainline’s supply relationship with carriers across Europe.

Trainline chief commercial officer Pete Wade said: “Alice is a great appointment and I know she will lead our TPS team from strength to strength. 

“We want to make Trainline the world’s number one rail platform and Alice will have a key role leveraging the ongoing strength of our platform to support our travel partners in the B2B market.”

Coverlizza added: “I’m looking forward to working with our partners across the business travel sector to help make access to rail travel simpler and more seamless. 

“This is an exciting time to join Trainline, with business travel levels in both the UK and Europe continuing to recover, and more interest than ever in rail from the business travel market.”

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