Shafiq Khan


Shafiq Khan is responsible for leading Marriott’s eCommerce initiatives. These include, which ranks among the top ten retail sites in the world with gross sales of over $7 B in 2011; Marriott’s participation and relationships with all online channels including Expedia, Priceline Travelocity, Orbitz; all global distribution systems (GDS) including Sabre, Galileo/Worldspan, Amadeus; and the emerging online travel intermediaries which include search engines such as Google and Yahoo and meta-search engines such as Kayak.

Previously, Shafiq was at US Airways, where he pioneered a series of groundbreaking initiatives which fundamentally restructured airline distribution. These include the development and launch of the airline industry’s first online booking product, Priority TravelWorks; electronic ticketing; and various distribution channel re-engineering projects for the corporate marketplace.

Shafiq’s prior background includes assignments at United Airlines in marketing; management consulting with Booz.Allen & Hamilton International; marketing and sales assignments with Pakistan International Airlines, in Pakistan and in France.

His academic background includes an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an economics degree from the Punjab University in Lahore, Pakistan.

Shafiq is currently on the boards of the American Foundation for the Blind,, the Montgomery County Muslim Council and Foundation. His prior board assignments include the Airline Reporting Corporation and the Harvard Business School Club of Washington D.C.

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