Hanover, 13 February 2018

Dr Dieter Zetsche elected to TUI AG’s Supervisory Board

  • Succession arrangement for Professor Dr Klaus Mangold as Chairman of the Supervisory Board
  • Sir Michael Hodgkinson leaves supervisory body

At today’s 59th ordinary Annual General Meeting of TUI AG held in Hanover, Dr Dieter Zetsche was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board. At the same time, Sir Michael Hodgkinson, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, stepped down as at the close of the Annual General Meeting. Dr Dieter Zetsche was elected for a five-year term at 96.68 per cent of the votes. He is to succeed Professor Klaus Mangold as Chairman of the Supervisory Board in the medium term. Dr Zetsche has been CEO of Daimler AG since 1 January 2006.

Professor Klaus Mangold, Chairman of TUI AG’s Supervisory Board: “With Dr Zetsche, our Supervisory Board is gaining the services of an exceptional, highly recognised, international top manager. Dr Zetsche provides strong strategic competencies and a distinct sense for the management for outstanding brands. The Supervisory Board and Executive Board will benefit from his extensive experience in a complex corporate environment.”

Upon the close of the AGM, Sir Michael Hodgkinson, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, stepped down from his office. Professor Mangold: “The entire Supervisory Board thanks Sir Michael Hodgkinson for his enormous personal commitment and the consistently trusting and successful cooperation. Sir Mike played an instrumental role in the successful post-merger integration of TUI AG and TUI Travel plc and contributed to the transformation and development of the new TUI Group.” His successor as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board will be Peter Long, Supervisory Board member since 2016 and Chairman of the Company’s Strategy 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.