Senior Vice President, Distribution
Holger was appointed Global Head of Distribution in October 2011, reporting to the President & CEO. In this role, he is responsible for leading Amadeus’ Distribution business, which includes global teams: marketing, product management, implementation, customer services, sales and account management of global travel agency customers as well as the regional and local teams in NECSE, WEMEA, LATAM, and North America. In January 2012, Amadeus promoted Holger to Senior Vice President.
In April 2010, Holger was appointed VP Northern, Eastern, Central & Southern Europe (NECSE). Before that, Holger was the General Manager of Amadeus Germany from January 2004. In that role, he had overall responsibility for the German ACO and the central units located in Bad Homburg. At the beginning of 2009, he also took responsibility for the ACOs in Austria and Switzerland.
Holger joined Amadeus in January 1997 in the position of Manager, Business Control where he was in charge of pricing, revenue management and the marketing data product portfolio. In October 1997, he was promoted to Senior Manager, Airline Partners.
From June 1998, Holger held the position of Director, Airline Marketing & Sales, Airline Business Group. In this position, he was responsible for global airline account management and airline distribution sales, marketing and pricing strategies and achieved significant success for Amadeus' core business line.
His professional career began in 1988 at Deutsche Lufthansa, Frankfurt. After completing a three-year training programme that covered most areas at the airline, Holger first held an analyst position in regional management for Africa. He then worked as a Product Brand Manager within Economy Class product management.
Holger graduated from Frankfurt University with a Masters in Business Administration.
Reviewed September 2012