TUI Group strengthens IT, Technology and New Markets
Frank Rosenberger (48) appointed as Executive Board member IT and New Markets
Henrik Homann to become new Group Director Strategy and join the Group Executive Committee
Frank Rosenberger, Group Director Strategy and member of TUI Group’s Group Executive Committee (GEC), has been appointed as member of TUI Group’s Executive Board with effect from 1 January 2017 by the Group’s Supervisory Board. He has been appointed for a three-year term of office, initially as Deputy Executive Board member in the first year. Rosenberger will assume responsibility for IT and New Markets. TUI is seeking to enhance digitalisation and expand innovative technologies and business segments. The company also faces increasing requirements associated with a highly efficient IT infrastructure and IT security. In order to reflect the critical importance of these areas, the Supervisory Board and Executive Board have created the new Executive Board role. The new innovative growth areas include the online tourism platform LTE, through which TUI aims to tap new global customer groups and markets, including Spain, Portugal, Turkey or Brazil. The development of the Asian market, where the Group recently entered into a cooperation scheme with Chinese online provider Alibaba’s travel platform, is to additionally promote dynamic strategic and operative developments. Frank Rosenberger is an industrial engineer. Prior to joining TUI in autumn 2015, he had held group-wide responsibility for the global development of new business areas at Vodafone Group Plc.
The role of TUI Group Director Strategy will be taken over by Henrik Homann (54), Managing Director OneAviation in charge of the activities of the Group’s five leisure airlines. In assuming the new Group function, Homann will also join the Group Executive Committee from 1 January 2017. Henrik Homann joined TUI Group in 1995. From 1999 to 2014, his roles had included CFO and HR Director as well as Labour Director for the Group’s subsidiary TUI Germany.