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.