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Gillian Tans steps down as CEO of Booking.com

By Christian Wylonis
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Former CEO of Booking.com Gillian Tans

Gillian Tans is stepping down as CEO of Booking.com and Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, will take on an expanded role that includes CEO of Booking.com, effective immediately. Tans will instead become Chairwoman of the division. The shift ends a three-year stint as CEO at Booking.com after she took over the reins from Darren Huston.

"Gillian has led Booking.com through a period of global growth and product and operational expansion, and we look forward to continuing to work with her in her new role of Chairwoman," said Fogel. "Booking.com has become an industry leader with more than 17,500 employees across more than 190 offices all over the world who serve Booking.com's growing base of global customers and partners. Gillian has made invaluable contributions to this success and has been a passionate advocate for Booking.com's entrepreneurial culture and values during her 17 years with the company."

When Gillian joined Booking.com in 2002, the company only had a small footprint in Amsterdam. Gillian is a passionate advocate for maintaining Booking.com’s entrepreneurial culture and values, as well as for promoting opportunities for women leaders to grow and excel throughout the organisation. She was one of very few female CEOs in the online travel industry.

Tans was appointed CEO of Booking.com in 2016. Prior to that, Tans served as Booking.com's President and Chief Operating Officer, a role she was appointed to in 2011, as well as other positions at the helm of Booking.com's global sales, operations, IT, content and customer care departments.

Check out Booking.com's updated org chart here.


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