People: Amadeus IT Holding SA (AMA.MC)
Lopez Fernebrand, Tomas
Mr. Tomas Lopez Fernebrand serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Amadeus IT Holding SA. He was named Vice President and General Counsel on January 1, 1999. In December 2000, the Board of Directors appointed him Corporate Secretary as well, therefore becoming the Chief Legal Officer of the Amadeus Group. In 1999 and 2005, he guided the Group through the legal and regulatory steps required for the company’s IPO (1999), and leveraged buy-out (2005) with the private equity firms BC Partners and Cinven, and Air France, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, and Iberia. As recently as April 2010, he led the Group through the proceedings for an IPO in the Madrid Stock Exchange. He joined Amadeus in 1988 as Senior Corporate Counsel. He assisted in the creation of the two main subsidiaries in the Amadeus Group: Amadeus Development (France) and Amadeus Data Processing (Germany). He also assisted in the drafting of the European Code of Conduct for CRSs. In April 1996, he was made Associate General Counsel, providing legal counsel to Amadeus Marketing, in both Madrid and Nice. In addition, he supervised and coordinated the legal and contractual support required by Amadeus National Marketing Companies (NMCs) worldwide. In addition to his role as Chief Legal Officer, he currently leads the Industry Affairs unit in Amadeus, which also supervises and coordinates the worldwide CSR and sustainability programs in the Group. He served as the first Chairman of the newly created European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA), a Belgian non-profit association based in Brussels with membership composed of Global Distribution Systems, on-line Travel Agencies, and other industry stakeholders. He remains as Board Member in the Association. He holds a Law degree from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Moreover, he received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Florida International University in Miami.
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