Session Information

Tuesday, May 17th, 8:10–8:30am

Fireside Chat

Maelle Gavet
EVP, Global Operations, The Priceline Group
Maelle Gavet, The Priceline Group’s Executive Vice President of Global Operations, is responsible for driving global operational strategy and connections across The Priceline Group and its six major brands (Booking.com, OpenTable, KAYAK, Priceline.com, agoda.com and rentalcars.com), working alongside The Priceline Group leadership team and the company CEOs. Prior to joining The Priceline Group, Gavet served as the CEO of OZON, Russia’s leading e-commerce business. Before that, she was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, working in France, the UK, South Africa and India.

She was recently ranked by the World Economic Forum in their “Young Global Leaders” class alongside Ashton Kutcher and Amal Clooney. She was ranked by Fast Company on their “Most Creative People in Business” list, and ranked by Forbes in their “World’s Most Powerful Women” list and Fortune’s 40 under 40 list among other honors. TechCrunch wrote about Ms. Gavet saying, Not only was Gavet a rare female among a sea of men at the top of tech companies — a situation that is even more the case in Russia than in countries like the U.S. — she is not Russian, but French, although she spoke Russian fluently. As is the case with the presence of females, non-Russian execs in Russia are few and far between."