David V. Jones has been appointed president and CEO of Amadeus IT Group effective January 1, 2009. Jones has headed up Amadeus global commercial operations since 1992. He replaces José Antonio Tazón who will become chairman of the Amadeus Board of Directors.
Other Amadeus executive changes include Luis Maroto, chief financial officer for Amadeus IT Group, who was given the additional role of deputy CEO effective January 1. He will also have responsibility for Amadeus’ corporate strategy and remains CFO of the Amadeus Group.
Philippe Chérèque, currently senior vice president of corporate strategy, was appointed executive vice president of commercial to replace Jones. He will be responsible for all Amadeus commercial operations worldwide.
“It will be difficult to follow a leader with a track record of achievement like José’s and I am delighted that he will remain as Chairman of Amadeus’ Board of Directors,” Jones said. “The appointments of Luis Maroto and Philippe Chérèque show a continuity and stability in Amadeus management that is a key factor in our success. Both bring deep knowledge of the travel industry in general and Amadeus’ business in particular to their new roles.”