Pioneer in halal travel, Crescentrating, appoints ex-AirAsia and Blackberry executive Dany Bolduc as

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Crescentrating, the pioneer and world leader in Halal Travel, announced Dany Bolduc, a former Blackberry and AirAsia executive, as the Chief Operating Officer of the company to steer the business in its next growth phase. Bolduc is a Canadian national, having over 20 years’ experience in executive, senior management and sales leadership roles in the telecommunications, e-commerce and travel industries across North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to Crescentrating, Dany was General Manager for AirAsia iVentures, responsible for online and retail business units and the formation of partnerships and joint ventures. He also spent 12 years at BlackBerry as Vice President for Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam and Regional Director for Asia Pacific, France and Scandinavia. As COO, Dany will be responsible for the direction and management of the company including the efficient operation of the company’s core business, its direction and overall market strategy, revenue and growth. Bolduc said: “I am excited to join a company which is at a very promising phase in its growth. I will be looking at organic growth, partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions that will enable us to achieve our short and long-term strategic goals.” Crescentrating CEO Fazal Bahardeen said: “Dany brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that fits with our strategy to be the market leader in this segment with a focus on continuous innovation. With the rapid growth of the halal travel segment, we want to be in the forefront of innovation and technology that will help both Muslim travelers as well as the travel service providers looking to service this market.” Bolduc also has entrepreneurial experience as an advisor and angel investor in startups in Hong Kong and Singapore. Crescentrating Pte Ltd., a Singapore based company, is the pioneer and world leader in halal travel with its core products being market research and consulting, halal ratings and rankings for hotels and destinations and online travel services and tools via Crescentrating created the world’s first rating system for hotel halal compliance, the world’s first in-flight prayer time calculator and the world’s most comprehensive market research report on the halal travel industry.