Sabre has appointed Brett Thorstad as vice president sales management, South East Asia and APAC joint ventures. Thorstad will oversee sales performance and drive the retention and growth of agencies across the Southeast Asia region. He will also be responsible for the strategic development of distribution partners across Asia Pacific.“Brett knows the Asia Pacific business. In addition to having a comprehensive understanding of the region’s priorities, he has also developed important business relationships with our key partners across the various markets in which we operate. Brett is an instrumental member of the regional leadership team and is helping drive Sabre’s continued success across APAC,” said Todd Arthur, vice president of Sabre Travel Network, Asia Pacific.Having joined Sabre in 2013, Thorstad has held high-profile roles within the organization, previously serving as vice president & associate general counsel for Sabre. Before joining the team in Singapore, Thorstad was responsible for leading Sabre’s legal support of global M&A activity, corporate finance, and other corporate transactions. Prior to joining Sabre, Thorstad was a senior corporate associate at the Dallas office of Weil, Gotshal and Manges, a prestigious international law firm.Thorstad holds a law degree, earning his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, after having completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Calgary.