"Jerome is an online travel pioneer," says Stephan Ekbergh, founder and CEO of Travelstart. "We are making travel simpler for business and leisure travellers in Africa, and he brings an awesome mix of creativity and entrepreneurial flair to the mission." 

Previously, Touze co-founded travel social networking site WAYN.com (now part of the LastMinute.com Group), where he aimed to build the world’s largest travel and lifestyle focused social networking community, with over 25 million users.

Prior to founding WAYN.com, he was a senior consultant at Accenture in London where he worked in the communications and high-tech division for clients such as Microsoft and BT.

Touze adds, "Travelstart is reshaping the travel landscape in Africa, and Stephan and his team are making history. I'm thrilled to be part of it."

Born in France, Touze is a graduate of the Kedge Business School and the University of Westminster.

For more information, visit www.travelstart.co.za. You can also follow Travelstart on Facebook or on Instagram.