Agoda in the News announces executive changes

SINGAPORE (September 18, 2014), a subsidiary of the Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced executive changes. announced the promotion of John Wroughton Brown to Chief Operating Officer of Agoda Company Pte. Ltd., effective immediately. Mr. Brown has been with for four years. He previously held the position of Chief Product Officer. In his new role, Mr. Brown will take on additional oversight of’s worldwide marketing and supplier operations, reporting to Robert Rosenstein, a co-founder of the company and its Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Brown holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School. “John Brown has been instrumental in building the organization and infrastructure that powers's systems, workflows, and products,” said Mr. Rosenstein. “ today is an online hotel reservations company that spans over 25 countries and continues to scale. I look forward to working with John in this new role.” Previously, Mr. Brown was a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group in Boston and Bangkok, as well as economic advisor to the Minister of Commerce and Industry for the Government of Afghanistan. also announced the promotion of Omri Morgenstern to Vice President of Product Development, reporting to Mr. Brown.

Mr. Morgenstern joined in April 2014 as Senior Product Owner, Algorithms and Learning Systems. “Omri's passion for data, developing great people, and building world-class products online makes him a great choice running Agoda's product development,” said Mr. Rosenstein. Mr. Morgenstern was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Qlika, an award-winning UpWest Labs start-up. Earlier, Mr. Morgenstern served as major in the technological unit of the Israeli army, where he was also a section leader for IT research and development. He holds a B.Sc. in physics, mathematics, and computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.Sc. in physics from Tel Aviv University.