Global Head of Airline IT and Executive Committee Member
Amadeus IT Group
Before this role, Julia held the role of VP, Global Sales Development Europe, Middle East, Africa & Latin America from July 2007. In this role, Julia was also responsible for the Amadeus Multinational Customer Group and the definition and implementation of Sales Best Practices and tools across Amadeus markets worldwide.
In August 2000, Julia was appointed Vice President, Markets Europe, Middle East, Africa & Latin America.
In this role, she had full managerial responsibility for these important markets. In particular, Julia led the drive to market and sell the new components of Amadeus' portfolio: added value products for travel agencies, products and solutions for e-commerce players, and products for corporations in the EMEA & LA regions. Overall, her main focus was on processes and achieving faster growth. The management philosophy that Julia follows is transparency, empowerment, accountability and management by objectives.
Julia joined Amadeus in 1995 as Director, Markets Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this position, she was responsible for consolidating and building up Amadeus' position throughout Western Europe, while expanding the travel distribution activities of Amadeus in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Previously, Julia worked in various senior sales and marketing positions at Toshiba and AEG Mobile Communications, where she gained extensive experience in the distribution of high tech services and products in markets of various sizes and complexity throughout Europe.
Julia read Mathematics and Economics at the University of Cologne and she speaks English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.