Bernd Mäser will take over as CFO at Robinson Club GmbH as at 1 July 2015. He succeeds Michael Eckert, who will leave the Company for personal reasons. “Last year, Michael Eckert contributed significantly to Robinson’s positive business performance. He made a major contribution, in particular, to the increase in the Company’s return on equity and the successful launch of the Group’s growth from 24 resorts to 40 future Robinson resorts. I have great respect for his decision and wish him all the best for the future,” said Thomas Pietzka, Director TUI Hotels & Resorts.
“At the same time, I am delighted that we have won Bernd Mäser, a financial expert with long-standing experience in the hotel business. He will push the growth path pursued by Robinson further ahead,” continued Pietzka. The TUI Group is planning to increase the number of resorts operated by its premium club provider from currently 24 to around 40. The expansion is to go hand in hand with an internationalisation of the product. In future, Mäser will jointly manage Robinson with Dr Ingo Burmester and report to Thomas Pietzka.
Having completed an apprenticeship as hotel management trainee, Bernd Mäser started his professional career in the finance division at Hilton International in Mainz. Alongside further accounting, controlling and asset management positions at various companies including Radisson Blu and the Aareal Bank Group, the 40-year-old graduated in business studies from a university distance learning programme. From 2006 to 2009, Mäser was Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director at the GCH Hotel Group in Berlin. He subsequently took over as Director Financing and Development of Althoff Group in Cologne. His most recent position was Managing Director at LFPI Group in Germany, where he established the hotel division.