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HRG recruits new MD for Germany
Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) has appointed Dr Mathias Warns as its new managing director for Germany.
He will take up his new post on August 1, be based in Köln and report to Kevin Ruffles, regional president Europe and Asia Pacific.
Dr Warns joins the travel management company after working for GE Capital, Unisys and other global services companies.
Hans Holmen, who has been responsible for Germany for the past year, is returning to his primary role as managing director Europe North with the added responsibility of Belgium.
Dr Warns' recruitment completes HRG's European management re-structuring.
The company now has five MDs in place for the continent. Besides Mr Holmen and Dr Warns, they are Peter Kite for the UK, Beat Bürer for Europe Central and Ian Windsorfor multinational services.
CWT makes two senior appointments
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed two new chief financial officers, one for the global company and one for the UK.
Marc Karako becomes executive vp and chief financial officer for the company from July 1.
He will be based at the travel management company's Paris headquarters and report to Douglas Anderson, CWT president and ceo.
Mr Karako, 52, will also become a member of the global executive team.
He joins CWT from Resources Global Professionals, a management consulting firm and formerly part of Deloitte.
He has also worked in the finance departments for Vallourec where he was chief financial officer, Thomson, a European IT company, Cabot, a US chemical company, IBM and Exxon France.
CWT UK has appointed Alan Donald as its new chief financial officer.
He joins from Menzies Aviation and takes up his new post immediately.
Mr Donald served as chief financial officer at Menzies and before that worked for Cigna International, BUPA and Willis Corroon in the US.
Trujillo takes on new post at Sol Meliá
Esther Trujillo has been appointed as vp for sustainable development by the Spanish hotel chain Sol Meliá.
In her new role, she will be draw up and implement policy on green issues.
Ms Trujillo joins from Grupo Telefónica where she worked for 12 years, most recently on international community involvement and sustainable development programmes.
Green quits Defra for JMP
Jonathan Green has quit Defra, the UK government department where he was sustainable travel manager to join JMP Consultants.
In his new role, he will be focusing on business travel management, procurement, sustainability and tackling the carbon emissions issue.
HelmsBriscoe appoints new European vps
Meetings management company HelmsBriscoe has appointed its first regional vps based in Europe.
Sylvie Marquès and Hartwig Pohlmann are the company's the first vps outside of North America.
Ms Marquès who will be based in Paris, will be responsible for Southern Europe including Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Turkey.
She has worked in the meetings industry for 20 years and joined HelmsBriscoe in 2001.
Ms Marquès has also previously worked for Accor and Concorde Hotels.
Mr Pohlmann will be based in Düsseldorf and be responsible for Northern Europe including Austria, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scandinavia, Switzerland and the UK.
He joined HelmsBriscoe in 2005 and has previously worked for Hagen Invent, Maritz and Intercom.
Mateos new product director of UNSOL
Diana Mateos has been appointerd new onlineproduct directro for Spanish agency UNSOL, part of the United Group.
She has worked in different sectors of the travel industry since 1994, most recently for Travel.com where she was responsible the agency's call centre and office management.
In her new role Ms Mateos will be responsible for developing the company's own online products.
Levertoy takes over from retiring McNair
The oneworld alliance has appointed Moshe Levertoy as its new vp IT and cost reduction.
He takes over from Bob McNair who is retiring from oneworld after eight years.
Mr Levertoy joins from SITA, a leading supplier of IT for the aviation industry.
He was its vp airport hubs since 2005 and served on its board for the last two years.
Mr McNair was among oneworld's first recruits when it set up in management team in 2000.
He joined the alliance form Qantas where he was general manager e-commerce.
Air Berlin appoints Magiera to Far East post
Air Berlin has appointed Stefan Magiera to run its operations in Thailand.
Mr Magiera, 33, will be based in Bangkok and report to Thorsten Scherzer, divisional director for sales management.
Mr Magiera joined Air Berlin, one of Europe's largest low cost carriers, in 2004 and most recently was head of corprate sales.
He has previously worked for Hapag-Lloyd Business Travel, Düsseldorf Airport, Lufthansa and Lufthansa CityLine.