Hanover, 5 October 2021

Dr Hilka Schneider takes on new role at Amsterdam-based paints and coatings company

Dr Hilka Schneider, Member of the Group Executive Committee and Group Director Legal, Compliance & Board Office of TUI AG, has decided to pursue an international career opportunity as Group General Counsel and Member of the Executive Committee of the Amsterdam-based company Akzo Nobel N.V. She will leave TUI at the end of December.

Hilka Schneider has been with TUI for seven years. She was a key player at the merger of TUI AG and TUI Travel Plc in late 2014 and the successful integration of the two companies. In the following years, she was instrumental in all important company projects ranging from the divestment of non-core assets and numerous acquisitions, the support of the Markets & Domain initiative, the digital transformation to securing the financial stabilization packages in the pandemic.

Fritz Joussen, TUI Group CEO: “I would like to thank Hilka for her strong commitment to TUI, the excellent collaboration throughout the last seven years and her important contribution to our company. She has always proven to be a trusted and profound advisor. In good times and in times of crisis, especially during the pandemic, her views and insights have always been of high value and served as a reliable foundation for making the best decisions for TUI.” He adds: “Hilka's understanding of management has always been holistic and beyond her field of legal responsibilities. She always had a well-founded view on things. Promoting change as something positive, caring a lot about culture and development opportunities for everyone were particularly important to her and valuable in our discussions. She is a very valued personality throughout TUI Group, both professionally and personally.”

Hilka Schneider joined TUI in 2014, after career steps at Clifford Chance, DHL and Demag Cranes.

About TUI Group

TUI Group is one of the world's leading tourism groups and operates worldwide. The Group is headquartered in Germany. TUI shares are listed on the FTSE 250, an index of the London Stock Exchange, on the regulated market of the Hanover Stock Exchange and on the Open Market segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The TUI Group offers integrated services from a single source for its 27 million customers, 21 million of them in the European national companies.

The entire tourism value chain is covered under one roof. This includes over 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson and 16 cruise ships, from the MS Europa and the 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 Great Britain. The Group also includes leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms across Europe, five airlines with more than 100 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and over 1,000 travel agencies. In addition to expanding 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. The TUI Care Foundation, initiated by TUI, focuses on the positive effects of tourism, on education and training and on strengthening environmental and social standards with projects in 25 countries. It thus supports holiday destinations in their development.