Hanover/Brussels, 14 November 2017

TUI reinforces Corporate Office EU team in Brussels

  • David Joseph is Head of Regulatory Affairs Aviation in charge of TUI’s six airlines
  • Tim Van Severen is new Manager International Public Policy & EU Affairs

David Joseph will assume worldwide responsibility for regulatory affairs in aviation for TUI Group’s six airlines. In that role, he will replace Eddie Redfern upon his retirement after over 25 years of service to the Group. David Joseph is joining TUI from holding a similar role within Virgin Atlantic Airways, where the British regulatory economist had spent six years working on a variety of topics in aviation. In his new role, David Joseph will report to the head of the Corporate Office EU in Brussels, Dr Ralf Pastleitner.

The second new team member, Tim Van Severen, has been appointed as Manager International Public Policy & EU Affairs in TUI Group’s Corporate Office EU in Brussels. He is joining TUI Group from holding a role within TUI Belgium. The Belgian has obtained as Master Degree in Law from the University of Gent. After an assignment at a law firm, he joined TUI Benelux in 2007, where his main responsibilities included regulatory issues related to tourism and aviation. Tim Van Severen also reports to Dr Ralf Pastleitner.

The Corporate Office EU in Brussels is part of the activities of TUI Group’s Corporate & External Affairs team headed by Thomas Ellerbeck, member of the Group Executive Committee.

About TUI Group

The TUI Group is the world's leading tourism group and operates worldwide. The Group is headquartered in Germany. The TUI share is listed on the FTSE 250, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, and on the Regulated Unofficial Market in Germany.

The TUI Group offers integrated services from a single source for its 28 million customers, 21 million of whom are in the European national companies. The entire tourism value chain is represented under one roof. This includes over 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson and 15 cruise ships, from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 in the luxury class and expedition ships to the Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises and cruise ships at Marella Cruises in England. The Group also includes Europe's leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms, five airlines with more than 100 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and over 1,000 travel agencies. Besides the expansion of its core business with hotels, cruises via successful joint ventures and activities in holiday destinations, TUI is increasingly focusing on the expansion of digital platforms. The Group is transforming itself into a digital company.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social action is at the core of our corporate culture. With projects in 25 countries, the TUI Care Foundation initiated by TUI focuses on the positive effects of tourism, education and training and the strengthening of environmental and social standards. It thus supports the development of holiday destinations. The globally active TUI Care Foundation initiates projects that create new opportunities for the next generation.