Sonder expands corporate affairs team

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UK: Daniel Dyball has joined the company as senior director of public policy, EMEA and will be passed in London.

In his new role, Dyball will be focus on growing Sonder’s business responsibly and sustainably across Europe. The company aims to help the countries in which it operates by sustaining jobs, stimulating the economy and ensuring that under-used properties deliver they value they should.

Dyball as more than 15 years of experience in corporate and regulatory affairs, having held senior policy roles at broadcaster Channel 4, UK National Lottery operator Camelot, and HM Treasury.

Prior to Sonder, he worked as UK executive director at Internet Association, the trade body for internet companies. He worked closely with the government, media and third sector on a range of tech policy and regulatory issues.

Dyball said: “I’m delighted to be joining Sonder during such a pivotal growth phase as the company expands responsibly across EMEA. Through its industry-leading technology, unique business model and world-class team, Sonder is powering innovation in the travel and hospitality sector. I look forward to partnering with policymakers and local communities to help bring millions of guests memorable experiences in truly remarkable spaces.”

Mèlika Carroll, VP corporate affairs, Sonder, said: “Since 2014, Sonder has focused on redefining the travel experience through inspiring design and modern service. With spaces in over 30 markets and seven countries, we focus on partnering with every city we operate in - forging strong relationships with communities, developers and local governments. As we continue to grow in Europe, we’re thrilled to welcome Daniel to our corporate affairs team. His deep experience in government policy and regulatory developments will help us continue to grow responsibly, while ensuring we’re supporting the local communities in cities with Sonder spaces.”

Sonder recently appointed Sanjay Banker as president and chief financial officer; Satyen Pandya as chief technology officer; and Christian Hempell as vice president of market operations for North America.

Sonder’s CEO, Francis Davidson, was named as one of IHM’s 50 Urban Innovators. You can read who else made the list here. 

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