People: TUI Travel PLC (TT.L)
31 Oct 2014
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’.
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