Amadeus underpins senior management structure with key appointments for 2010 and 2011
Amadeus today announced that David V. Jones will continue to lead the company as President & CEO through 2010 and will be succeeded in January 2011 by present Deputy CEO and until now also CFO, Luis Maroto. David will work closely with Luis and with the entire senior executive team to ensure a smooth transition in the coming months. Amadeus also announces the appointment of Ana de Pro as new CFO, replacing Luis Maroto as he moves forward to encompass other responsibilities.
- David V. Jones to continue to lead the company as President & CEO through 2010
- Luis Maroto to become President & CEO of Amadeus from 1 January, 2011
- Ana de Pro appointed as CFO
- Sabine Hansen Peck appointed as Vice President Human Resources
Madrid, Spain, 12 January, 2010 – Amadeus, a leading provider of technology to the travel and tourism industry, today announced that David V. Jones will continue to lead the company as President & CEO through 2010 and will be succeeded in January 2011 by present Deputy CEO and until now also CFO, Luis Maroto. David will work closely with Luis and with the entire senior executive team to ensure a smooth transition in the coming months.
Amadeus also announces the appointment of Ana de Pro as new CFO, replacing Luis Maroto as he moves forward to encompass other responsibilities. Prior to joining Amadeus, Ana de Pro held senior management positions at Arthur Andersen, Metrovacesa and Sacyr Vallehermoso. Her remarkable professional track record within the Spanish corporate world will be brought to bear immediately with her incorporation into the Amadeus management team starting February 2010.
Furthermore, Sabine Hansen Peck has been appointed Vice President, Human Resources, responsible for Group HR worldwide. With over 17 years of experience managing large HR functions and multi-cultural teams, her ability and skills will bring real added value to Amadeus with its over 8,900 professionals representing more than 120 nationalities. Sabine joined Amadeus from Citigroup where she was Head of Human Resources, Europe, Middle East & Africa for the Global Consumer Group.
David Jones said “I welcome the appointment of Luis Maroto as future President & CEO and I am looking forward to dedicating all my efforts to Amadeus for the next 12 months. Our worldwide commercial organisation will continue to be led by Philippe Chérèque as Executive Vice President Commercial. Moreover, Jean-Paul Hamon and Eberhard Haag remain as Executive Vice Presidents in charge of Development and Operations, respectively, and Tomás López Fernebrand as Vice President General Counsel. I am confident that together we will continue to set Amadeus in a class of its own in terms of industry knowledge, vision and innovation.”
Luis Maroto said, “I am delighted to be working hand in hand throughout 2010 with David ensuring a smooth and focused evolution. The appointments of Ana de Pro and Sabine Hansen Peck clearly demonstrate Amadeus’ ability to attract the best professional talents. The management structure shows a continuity and stability in Amadeus leadership that is a key element of our success.”
The Executive Committee of Amadeus as of February 2010 will therefore be comprised of:
- David V. Jones, President & CEO
- Luis Maroto, Deputy CEO
- Philippe Chérèque, Executive Vice President, Commercial
- Jean-Paul Hamon, Executive Vice President, Development
- Eberhard Haag, Executive Vice President, Global Operations
- Tomás López Fernebrand, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
- Sabine Hansen Peck, Vice President, Human Resources
- Ana de Pro, Chief Financial Officer
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About Luis Maroto
As Deputy CEO, Luis has global responsibility for the strategy of the company from the financial, internal audit, legal and human resources perspectives.
With over 10 years experience in the distribution and IT industries, Luis joined Amadeus in 1999 as Director, Marketing Finance. In that role, he was instrumental in supporting Amadeus’ commercial organisation throughout its international expansion and consolidation, supervising the strategic and financial control of over 50 Amadeus subsidiaries around the world.
Luis was promoted in 2003 to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President Finance, taking responsibility for the global Amadeus Finance organisation. Under Luis’ leadership, the financial area has evolved in line with the business requirements, bringing significant advances in the analysis of business and pricing models, providing advice on commercial and strategic decisions, and optimising the company’s financial system.
Prior to joining Amadeus, Luis held several managerial positions at the Bertelsmann Group,
A Spanish citizen, Luis holds a degree in Law from the Complutense University, Madrid, an MBA from the IESE Business School and further postgraduate qualifications from Harvard Business School and Stanford.
About Ana de Pro
As Chief Financial Officer, Ana has global responsibility for financial management and control for the Amadeus Group. She is based in Madrid and is a member of the Amadeus Executive Management team.
Ana contributes a wealth of management and financial experience in a range of multinational positions. Previous to her appointment in Amadeus, Ana was Corporate General Manager at Sacyr Vallehermoso since 2002 and was instrumental in leading the international expansion of one of the major construction groups in the world. Reporting directly to the Chairman, she was responsible for the areas of corporate development, investor relations, marketing, e-business and communication. Prior to this position, she worked for eight years at Metrovacesa as Deputy General Manager & Finance Director and her duties included accounting and administration, treasury, management control, institutional relations and strategic planning.
Between 1990 and 1994, she was senior auditor at Arthur Andersen, working for companies from various sectors including telecommunications, engineering and construction.
She holds a BSc in Business Studies, specialising in Auditing, from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and completed IESE Business School’s PDG executive programme.
Ana is a Spanish native and speaks English and French.
About Sabine Hansen Peck
Vice President, Human Resources
As Head of Human Resources, Sabine has global responsibility for all Human Resources activities as well as Internal Communication. She is based in Madrid and is a member of the Amadeus Executive Management team.
Sabine is an accomplished HR professional with over 17 years of experience in managing large HR functions and teams across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the USA. Her career history includes senior leadership positions in talent management, compensation & benefits and organizational development including mergers & acquisitions. Sabine has held senior HR generalist responsibilities across the following industries: financial services, aviation, and private equity.
Sabine joined Amadeus from Citigroup where she was Head of Human Resources, Europe, Middle East & Africa for the Global Consumer Group.
Prior to that, Sabine served as Vice President Human Resources EMEA at Gate Gourmet (Gate Group). She started her career as a Management Associate at Citibank and has lived and worked in the USA, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, and Germany.
Sabine has a Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology from the Catholic University in Eichstaett (Germany) in addition to an MBA in International Business Management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management (USA).
Sabine is a German native and speaks English and French.
Notes to the editors
Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories – Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consulting.
Amadeus has central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters & marketing), Nice (development) and Erding (Operations – data processing centre) and regional offices in Miami, Buenos Aires, Bangkok and Dubai. At market level, Amadeus maintains customer operations through 71 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations covering 219 markets.
The company is majority owned by WAM Acquisition, whose shareholders are BC Partners, Cinven, Air France, Iberia and Lufthansa. Amadeus employs over 8,900 employees worldwide, representing 123 nationalities.
More information about Amadeus is available at: http://www.amadeus.com
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