Luxembourg, August 27th 2019 – eDreams ODIGEO (www.edreamsodigeo.com), the largest online travel company in Europe and one of the largest European e-commerce businesses, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Thomas Vollmoeller as new Chairman and Independent Director, effective January 1st 2020, subject to the shareholders’ approval of his nomination as Independent Director during the Company’s next Annual General Meeting.
The Company is pleased to welcome Thomas Vollmoeller as he brings a wealth of experience in leadership roles at global companies. Since 2012, he has been serving as Chief Executive Officer at XING SE, a leading online business network with over 16 million users, in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). He is also currently Board Member at both Ravensburger and Conrad Electronic. Previously, Thomas Vollmoeller held several key executive and non-executive positions such as Chief Executive Officer at Valora Holding AG, a publicly-traded international trading company; and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Tchibo GmbH, one of Germany’s largest retail chains. Thomas Vollmoeller received a Doctorate from the University of St. Gallen and an MBA from the University of California.
This new appointment to the Board follows the resignation of Phillip C. Wolf, who currently serves as Chairman and Independent Director since 2015 and 2014, respectively. The Board would like to thank Phillip C. Wolf for his dedication, remarkable contributions and continuous leadership throughout his tenure, which will end on December 31st 2019. He has been instrumental in helping the Company set its course over the past years, and leaves the Board and the business in a very strong position.
Phillip C. Wolf said “It has been a great honor to be a member of this Board for the past 5 years. Over this period, eDreams ODIGEO has experienced an exciting transformation which has resulted in a much stronger business today.” “Thomas Vollmoeller is a highly successful business leader with an impressive track record gained in some of the world’s most competitive sectors. eDreams ODIGEO will benefit from his international experience and his proven strong skills in driving long-term business growth”.
Thomas Vollmoeller said “I am thrilled to support a leading global company like eDreams ODIGEO. It is a great business with strong brands, world-class technology and innovation capabilities. I am looking forward to help contribute to the company’s next phase of growth.”
The company’s Annual General Meeting will be held on September 30th 2019.
About eDreams ODIGEO
eDreams ODIGEO is one of the world’s largest online travel companies and one of the largest European e-commerce businesses. Under its four leading online travel agency brands – eDreams, GO Voyages, Opodo, Travellink, and the metasearch engine Liligo – it offers the best deals in regular and charter flights, low-cost airlines, hotels, cruises, car rental, dynamic packages, holiday packages and travel insurance to make travel easier, more accessible, and better value for the 18 million customers it serves across 46 markets. eDreams ODIGEO is listed on the Spanish Stock Market.