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

TUI Group is the world’s number one tourism group operating in around 180 destinations worldwide. The company is domiciled in Germany. The TUI Group’s share is listed in the FTSE 100 index, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, and in the German open market. In financial year 2018, TUI Group recorded turnover of €18.5bn and an operating result of €1.177bn. The Group employs 70,000 people in more than 100 countries. TUI offers its around 27 million customers, including 21 million in the national organisations in Europe, comprehensive services from a single source. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This comprises around 330 Group-owned hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU and Robinson as well as 17 cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 luxury class vessels to the “Mein Schiff” fleet of TUI Cruises and the vessels of Marella Cruises in the UK. The Group also includes leading international tour operator brands, 1,600 travel agencies in Europe and five European leisure airlines with around 150 modern medium- and long-haul aircraft. Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social activity is a key feature of our corporate culture. TUI Care Foundation was founded in 2015 and supports the positive impacts of tourism, learning and education and strengthening of environmental and social standards. It contributes to the development of holiday destinations. Today, the TUI Care Foundation is active in more than 20 countries worldwide and initiates projects creating opportunities for the next generation.