Chair (Independent Director)

Born in New York, USA in 1956, Philip is a globally renowned travel guru; he is the retired founder and Chairman of PhoCusWright Inc., an independent travel, tourism and hospitality research firm specializing in the impact of technology and innovation on one of the world’s largest Industries.

The pioneer of Travel 2.0, he founded PhoCusWright in 1994 and grew the firm into the research authority on how travellers, suppliers and intermediaries connect. He is the architect of the annually acclaimed PhoCusWright Conference; the event’s provocative Center Stage themes are relied upon as industry bellwethers, quickly becoming accepted wisdom each year. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University and holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University. In addition to eDreams ODIGEO, he serves as a board director for companies on two continents:

     · USA: Hopper

     · Germany: TrustYouBlacklane and bd4travel

Philip was appointed Independent Director for the first time by the Shareholders Meeting held on 8th April 2014, and subsequently reelected or a period of three fiscal years in the Shareholders General Meeting held in July 2017.

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