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gategroup announces new organization and management structure

New lean management structure for increased customer focus and cost efficience; New organization based on 4 pillars for increased focus and simplification; New regional organization aligned with growth and profitability objectives.

ZURICH – As part of the current strategic review gategroup Holding AG announced that it has simplified its management structure and the composition of its Executive Management Board.

The new management structure is designed for increased accountability regarding profit and cash flow generation through greater focus on customer needs and cost efficiency. Airline Solutions and Network and Product Solutions will be integrated into a regional structure focused on operating excellence and standardization. A new customer organization will focus on delivering innovative offerings tailored to specific customer needs.

Xavier Rossinyol, CEO of gategroup, commented: “This is a key step towards creating one gategroup, bringing together Airline Solutions (AS) and Network and Product Solutions (NPS) into an integrated organisation led by a smaller, more focused Executive Management Board (EMB), supported by Centres of Excellence managing the growth brands, and core functions. The new structure will simplify the business, shorten decision making and increase the focus on key customers and markets.”

Effective immediately, the new EMB of gategroup will consist of five members. Led by Chief Executive Officer Xavier Rossinyol it will consist of Chief Financial Officer Christoph Schmitz, Herman Anbeek, President Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Jann Fisch, President Asia Pacific and David de la Torre, Chief Commercial Officer. These organizational changes are part of gategroup’s ongoing strategic and organizational review.

Former EMB members Doug Goeke (Deputy President Airline Solutions), Drew Niemeyer (President US), Mike Hargett (Chief Technology Officer) and Richard Wells (Chief Human Resources Officer) will continue in their respective areas of expertise. Andrew Langdale, President Network and Product Solutions, and Kris Brown, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, will leave the company. gategroup would like to thank both of them for their valuable contribution to the Group’s success over many years.

The reorganization will be implemented with immediate effect. The new organization is based on 4 pillars for increased focus and simplification.

First, clear P&L accountability per region, bringing together AS and NPS, integrating the different brands which will be supported by Centres of Excellence to guarantee best sharing practices and standardization. Second, a new global commercial organisation will strengthen relationships with our customers with a global management, one point of contact. Third, the new global innovation centre created to deliver the most innovative, airline-customized offering tailored to specific passenger needs. Fourth, centralized global functions, like HR and procurement, together with a stronger financial control including IT services to properly control and support the business, increasing efficiencies and cost improvements across the group.

Xavier Rossinyol, CEO, concludes: “Our strategic objective is to provide the most innovative, customized and value-creating offering in every market we operate in. I would like to thank the whole gategroup team and the Board of Directors for their strong engagement and commitment towards this new vision”.

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