Rennies BCD Travel announces new CEO: Reece Oakes will take the reigns as CEO on 01 October 2022.

Rennies BCD Travel is pleased to announce that Reece Oakes has been appointed as the CEO and he will assume his position on 01 October 2022.

This comes at a time when the business is experiencing rapid growth as travel returns to pre-pandemic levels. The appointment of a new CEO reflects the confidence that the business has in the rebound of the tourism sector.

Lidia Folli, Bidvest Travel Holdings CEO, said, “We congratulate Reece on his selection, and we are confident that his leadership and management experience will lead the business to new heights. This move reflects our continued focus on growing our brand, which will benefit our clients and align with our corporate culture.”

Oakes brings with him a wealth of executive management experience including a decade of strategic development and plan execution at national Telecommunications and Banking companies. He is currently a Chief Operating Officer at the Life Healthcare Group of companies with the Life Health Solutions subsidiary. 

His growth mindset is the key to his success in creating high performing cultures that consistently achieve in volatile markets. His own consistent personal development demonstrates his passion for transformation. Oakes is currently concluding a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), is an accredited Change Management Practitioner (Prosci), an accredited Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Life Coach.

Reeces extensive business acumen paired with his collaborative management style is set to lead to progressive strategies, and client-focused solutions that are in line with the rapidly evolving needs of the industry.