Francisco Pérez-Lozao Rüter
Senior Vice President, New Businesses
Amadeus IT Group
Francisco (Paco) Pérez-Lozao was appointed to his current position in August 2011, reporting to Luis Maroto, President and CEO of Amadeus. As Senior Vice President, New Businesses he is responsible for developing Amadeus’ strategic ventures, ensuring a greater focus on new growth areas such as Airport IT, Rail and Hotels and other adjacent businesses to support Amadeus’ long-term strategy.
An industry veteran, Paco joined Amadeus in 1993 as Market Manager for Europe in charge of consolidating Amadeus’ operations in Western Europe and expanding our business in Eastern Europe. In 1996, he transferred to the Corporate Strategy area. As Director and subsequently, VP of Business Development and M&A, he took on responsibility for strategic growth and diversification projects (e.g. Opodo).
In 2009 he was appointed Vice President, Corporate Strategy and was responsible for Amadeus’ overall strategy definition. This also included the Amadeus Group’s Mergers & Acquisitions (and post-merger integration) activities, the overall coordination of Amadeus’ second IPO in 2010 and the search and development of new business opportunities for Amadeus.
Prior to joining Amadeus, Paco was a Consultant in the Strategy practice of Accenture and a Research Director at the Technical University of Aachen (Germany).
Paco, a Spanish-German dual national, holds an MBA from INSEAD, Paris; a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Operations Research, both from the Technical University of Aachen.