People: TUI Travel PLC (TT.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Friedrich Joussen

50 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Peter Long

61 2007 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Johan Lundgren

46 2011 Deputy Chief Executive, Executive Director

Michael Hodgkinson

70 2007 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director

William Waggott

50 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Mittu Sridhara

2012 Chief Information Officer

Volker Bottcher

54 2013 Managing Director - German Specialist Businesses

David Burling

2012 Managing Director, TUI UK & Ireland

Christian Clemens

2012 Managing Director, TUI Germany

Joan Vila

44 Managing Director - Accommodation & Destinations

Jacky Simmonds

2010 Group Human Resources Director

Andrew John

2013 Group Director - Secretariat, Health & Safety and Risk

Horst Baier

57 2009 Non-Executive Director

Sebastian Ebel

50 2013 Non-Executive Director

Valerie Gooding

62 2014 Non-Executive Director

Janis Kong

63 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Coline McConville

50 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Minnow Powell

2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Erhard Schipporeit

65 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Albert Schunk

72 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Friedrich Joussen

Mr. Friedrich Joussen has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of TUI Travel PLC. Friedrich Joussen joined the Board on 8 February 2013 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman on 25 March 2013. He was appointed a member of the Executive Board of TUI AG on 15 October 2012 and took over as Chief Executive Officer of TUI AG on 13 February 2013. From 2005 to September 2012, he was Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Germany, the largest operating company in the Vodafone Group. Friedrich joined Mannesmann Mobilfunk GmbH in 1988 and held various positions in the newly-founded Mannesmann Mobilfunk, including Marketing Director, between 1997 and 2000. When the Mannesmann Group was taken over by Vodafone, he was appointed Director of Global Product Management at the Vodafone Group in Newbury (UK). He has a Master of Science in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University and has registered several patents. Friedrich was a key contributor to the introduction of SMS in the German mobile market and is considered the creative architect behind the development and marketing of the mobile portal ‘Vodafone Live’.

Peter Long

Mr. Peter J. Long is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of TUI Travel PLC. Peter Long joined the Board on 28 June 2007 as Chief Executive. In November 1996 he was appointed Group Managing Director of First Choice and became Chief Executive in September 1999. Prior to joining First Choice, he was Chief Executive of Sunworld Holidays. From February 2001 to June 2005 Peter was a non-executive director of RAC plc, and from April 2006 to July 2009 he was a non-executive director of Debenhams plc. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Rentokil Initial Plc in 2005 and is currently the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. In October 2013, Peter was appointed President of the Family Holiday Association, a UK-based charity which provides short breaks away from home for more than 2,000 disadvantaged families.

Johan Lundgren

Mr. Johan Lundgren is Deputy Chief Executive, Executive Director of TUI Travel PLC. Having worked in the tourism industry for 27 years, Johan is the Deputy Chief Executive responsible for the Mainstream Sector and was appointed to the Board on 21 December 2007. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Chief Executive in October 2011, he was Managing Director of the Northern Region of TUI Travel’s Mainstream Sector which includes the Source Markets UK and Ireland, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Prior to the merger in 2007, Johan was Chief Executive of TUI Nordic and also took responsibility for tourism sales in the source markets of Italy and Russia.

Michael Hodgkinson

Sir. Michael Hodgkinson is Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director of TUI Travel PLC. Sir Michael Hodgkinson joined the Board of First Choice Holidays PLC (First Choice) as a Non-Executive Director in January 2004 and became Chairman in March 2004. He joined the Board of TUI Travel PLC on 28 June 2007 as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman and is the Senior Independent Director. Following an early career in the automotive industry, he was appointed Chief Executive of Grand Metropolitan’s European Food Division in 1986 and, in 1992, he joined BAA plc and became Chief Executive in 1999, a post from which he retired in June 2003. Sir Michael was Senior Non-Executive Director at Royal Mail and Chairman of Post Office Limited until September 2007, a Director of Bank of Ireland plc from May 2004 until July 2006, a Non-Executive Director of Dublin Airport until November 2011 and a Non-Executive Director of Transport for London and Crossrail Limited until June 2012. He has been Chairman of Keolis (UK) Limited since 11 October 2011.

William Waggott

Mr. William H. Waggott is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of TUI Travel PLC. William Waggott joined the Board on 28 June 2007 as Commercial Director. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of TUI Travel PLC in November 2010. Will spent the early part of his career with Coopers & Lybrand and Courtaulds Textiles plc, where he performed various senior group finance and divisional director roles. He entered the leisure travel industry when he joined Airtours plc and held a number of positions including UK leisure group finance director, prior to joining Thomson Travel Group in 2001. He went on to become Chief Financial Officer of TUI Tourism in 2006.

Mittu Sridhara

Mr. Sridhara is Chief Information Officer of TUI Travel PLC. Mittu’s main focus is transforming TUI Travel PLC into a digital online business that is able to serve its customers ‘Anywhere, Anytime, Any Way’. Mittu has led global technology teams and formulated and delivered several multi-channel technology platforms and industry-leading digital products. Prior to this, Mittu has held senior IT roles at global organisations, starting his career at American Airlines Decision Technologies and moving on to companies including Sabre Holdings, the world’s leading provider of IT solutions/decision support systems to the global travel and transportation sector, Ladbrokes PLC and AVIS Europe PLC. Mittu has featured in the top 50 of the TechRepublic CIO50 list for several years.

Volker Bottcher

Dr. Volker Bottcher is Managing Director - German Specialist Businesses of the Company. Volker Böttcher joined the Board on 19 June 2007. After an early career in law, Volker joined Touristik Union International in 1987 as a legal adviser. Having occupied various management positions, he became head of TUI’s Special Programmes Division in 1996 which included responsibility for long-haul destinations, city tours and the Eastern Mediterranean. He was appointed to the board of TUI Deutschland GmbH in April 2000. Following the restructuring of TUI’s business model in Germany, he was appointed CEO of TUI Deutschland GmbH in July 2001. In 2003 Volker was appointed Chairman for Central Europe for TUI AG, being responsible for all tourism activities in the source markets of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland. After the reorganisation of the Mainstream Sector in 2012, Volker was appointed Managing Director for German Specialist Businesses and source markets Austria, Poland and Switzerland.

David Burling

Mr. Burling is Managing Director, TUI UK & Ireland of TUI Travel PLC. David was appointed Managing Director for TUI UK & Ireland (TUI UK) in October 2011. David previously held the position of Commercial Director for TUI UK following the merger of the Tourism Division of TUI AG and First Choice in September 2007. David was key to the successful integration of the businesses, ensuring that both brands had clear strategy for growth. David first joined Thomson Holidays in 1990 and is now a member of the Mainstream Sector Board. In April 2012 he was appointed to the Group Management Board.

Christian Clemens

Mr. Clemens is Managing Director, TUI Germany of TUI Travel PLC. Christian Clemens joined the Group Management Board in July 2012. Prior to this, he was CEO of TUI Nordic from 2009 to 2012, joining the Company as General Manager Sweden in 2004 and then becoming responsible for Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden as COO of TUI Nordic in 2007. Between 1989 and 2004 Christian held a number of senior roles with Thomas Cook Northern Europe. Christian graduated as an engineer in Industrial Economy.

Joan Vila

Mr. Joan Vila is Managing Director - Accommodation & Destinations of TUI Travel PLC. Destination Services Division of the Barceló Travel Group, Joan Vilà was appointed Managing Director of the Division in 1999, which was integrated into First Choice Holidays PLC (First Choice) in 2000. In November 2002, he became a member of First Choice’s Group Management Board. Joan is currently the Managing Director of the Accommodation & Destinations Sector of TUI Travel PLC and is also on the Group Management Board. He has an MBA from IESE, a degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona and has completed international business school programmes with Columbia Business School and IMD.

Jacky Simmonds

Ms. Simmonds is Group Human Resources Director of TUI Travel PLC. Jacky Simmonds joined First Choice in 2000 from Hearst Magazines UK (The National Magazine Company) where she led the HR function for six years. She was appointed as Group HR Director in 2010 having previously held a number of senior positions across the Group. Jacky was appointed HR Director for TUI UK & Ireland in 2007 and, following the Merger, was central to the integration of the First Choice and Thomson businesses. Since her appointment in 2010, there is a more aligned approach to HR across the Group which includes the creation of talent programmes, global functions for resourcing and the development of an integrated HR strategy. Jacky has experience of leading large-scale transformation programmes on both a local and global level.

Andrew John

Mr. Andrew L. John is Group Director - Secretariat, Health & Safety and Risk of TUI Travel PLC. Andrew John is a Solicitor who practised with the City law firm of Coward Chance prior to taking up a career in industry. He held the post of Director, Legal Affairs at Unisys Limited followed by various senior legal and commercial positions at Vickers PLC, which culminated in his appointment to the Vickers Board in 1994 as Commercial Director and Company Secretary. In that role he led several high profile acquisitions and disposals. Prior to his current role, Andrew was Group Legal Director & Company Secretary of First Choice, and subsequently TUI Travel.

Horst Baier

Mr. Horst Baier is Non-Executive Director of TUI Travel PLC. Horst Baier joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 13 October 2009. He commenced his professional career in the Treasury Department of Continental AG, the German tyre manufacturer. Between 1994 and 1996 Horst was responsible for Group Financing for the Furth-based Schickedanz Group. In 1996, he took over responsibility for the Treasury, Accounting and Tax Department at TUI AG. Since 2001, Horst has been responsible for Accounting & Reporting for TUI AG and, in November 2007, was appointed to the Executive Board of TUI AG with responsibility for the Controlling function. In February 2010, Horst was appointed Chief Financial Officer of TUI AG.

Sebastian Ebel

Mr. Sebastian Ebel has been appointed as the Non-Executive Director of TUI Travel PLC. Sebastian Ebel joined the Board on 25 March 2013 as a Non-Executive Director following his appointment as Operating Performance Director of TUI AG on 1 February 2013. In May 2013, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of TUI AG. Sebastian started his professional career at Salzgitter AG in a strategic role. Between 1991 and 1997 he worked in various roles in the Preussag Group and left his position as Director of Group Control at the Preussag AG head office to join VIAG AG in Munich as head of telecommunications. Sebastian returned to Preussag (now TUI AG) in 1998 as a member of the Executive Committee and joined the Executive Board in 2003. He left TUI AG in 2006 and founded Eves Information Technology AG and Eves Unternehmensberatung GmbH over the following two years. In 2008 Sebastian joined the A.T.U. Group as Chief Financial Officer and subsequently as Chief Operating Officer. From 2011 to 2013 he worked for Vodafone Deutschland as Chief Financial Officer.

Valerie Gooding

Ms. Valerie F. Gooding has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company., with effective 6 February 2014. She is the non-executive chairman of electronics company Premier Farnell plc and has been appointed as a non-executive director at Vodafone plc with effect from 1 February 2014. She left her position as Chief Executive of BUPA, the UK's leading private health company, in 2008. Over the previous 12 years with BUPA, she transformed the business from a purely UK-based operation to a major international Group with £5bn of revenues. Prior to joining BUPA, Val spent many years with British Airways where she held a number of senior roles including Head of Cabin Services, Head of Marketing, Director Asia Pacific, and Director Business Units where she was responsible for British Airways' retail shops, charter airline, and tour operator businesses. She has served on the boards of several companies, including most recently Standard Chartered plc and J. Sainsbury plc.

Janis Kong

Ms. Janis Kong, OBE, is Independent Non-Executive Director of TUI Travel PLC. Janis Kong joined the Board on 29 May 2012 as a Non-Executive Director. Janis brings a wealth of experience to the Group having had a 33-year career with BAA where she held numerous operational positions including Managing Director at Gatwick Airport. Before leaving BAA in 2006, Janis was Chairman of Heathrow Airport Limited for five years as well as the Chairman of Heathrow Express. She is also currently a non-executive director at two other publiclyquoted companies, Kingfisher PLC and Portmeirion Group PLC. In addition, Janis is a non-executive director of Network Rail and VisitBritain as well as a non-executive Board member of Copenhagen Airports A/S. She stood down as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Forum for the Future in July 2012 after six years.

Coline McConville

Ms. Coline Lucille McConville is Independent Non-Executive Director of TUI Travel PLC. Coline McConville joined the Board on 21 September 2011. Her background is in management, marketing, media and strategic consulting. She spent 10 years at Clear Channel International Limited where, as Chief Executive for Europe, she was responsible for operations across 58 countries including the UK, France, Italy and Spain. Coline began her career in management consultancy, working with both McKinsey & Co in London and the LEK Partnership in Munich. She is a law graduate with an MBA from Harvard. Coline was appointed as a non-executive director of Wembley National Stadium Limited on 29 March 2012 and of UTV Media PLC with effect from 21 November 2012.

Minnow Powell

Mr. Minnow Powell is Independent Non-Executive Director of TUI Travel PLC. Minnow Powell, a Chartered Accountant, became a Non-Executive Director in April 2011. During his 35 years at Deloitte, he became a senior partner and concentrated on looking after Deloitte’s major clients including BAA, Hammerson, Reed Elsevier, Anglo American and BSkyB. He was also a member of the UK’s Audit Practices Board for six years. Minnow was appointed as a non-executive director of SuperGroup plc with effect from 1 December 2012 and now chairs that company’s Audit Committee.

Erhard Schipporeit

Dr. Erhard Schipporeit is Independent Non-Executive Director of TUI Travel PLC. Dr Erhard Schipporeit joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 29 October 2007. He started his career in 1979 in the Bosch Group and in 1981 he joined VARTA AG/VARTA Battery AG, at that time a leading European battery company, where he became Chief Financial Officer in 1990 and Chief Executive & Chairman of the Executive Board in 1993. After the successful restructuring of VARTA, the next move in his career brought him to the Munich-based conglomerate company VIAG AG as CFO. VIAG merged in 2000 with VEBA AG to form the new E.ON AG, one of the world’s leading utility companies. Erhard was CFO and Executive Board Member of E.ON from 2000 until his resignation in November 2006. From 2007 to 2010 he was Senior Advisor for BNP Paribas SA. Erhard is currently a non-executive director of a number of companies including SAP AG, Deutsche Boerse AG, Talanx AG and Hanover Rueckversicherung AG.

Albert Schunk

Dr. Albert Schunk is Independent Non-Executive Director of TUI Travel PLC. Dr Albert Schunk joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 29 October 2007. Albert studied economics at university and carried out a research project for the German Government in Latin America. After joining IG-Metall, he has served on the supervisory board of Volkswagen and other German companies since 1976. In 1994 he became a member of the European Economic and Social Council in Brussels and has recently been advising the Riu Group in Spain.
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