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 leading integrated tourism group operating in more than 100 destinations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Germany. The TUI Group’s share is listed in the FTSE 250 index and in the German open market.

In financial year 2019, TUI Group recorded turnover of around €19bn and an operating result of €893m. The Group employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. TUI offers its 28 million customers, including 21 million customers in European national companies, integrated services from a single source. It covers the entire tourism value chain under one roof. This comprises more than 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson as well as 18 cruise ships ranging from the MS Europa and MS Europa 2 luxury class vessels and expedition ships to the Mein Schiff fleet of TUI Cruises and the vessels of Marella Cruises in the UK. The Group also includes leading European tour operator brands, five airlines with 150 modern medium- and long-haul aircraft and 1,600 travel agencies. Apart from the expansion of its core business with hotels, cruises and destination activities, TUI is increasingly investing in digital platforms. The Group is transforming as a digital company.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social activity is a key feature of our corporate culture. TUI Care Foundation, initiated by TUI, promotes the positive effects of tourism, education and training as well as environmental and social standards with projects in 25 countries. It thus contributes to the development of the holiday destinations. TUI Care Foundation, operating around the world, initiates projects creating new opportunities for the next generation.