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The HRS Group has announced it’s expanding its management team within its ‘HRS - Global Hotel Solutions’ brand.
The company, which said it has recently enjoyed “fast growth and worldwide expansion”, has enhanced its organisational and management structure in the area of corporate solutions to offer “better support with local market expertise” to customers in the individual regions.
Flavio Ghiringhelli, who has been with HRS since September 2012, has been promoted to the management team and becomes VP of corporate solutions, south west and Eastern Europe. Ghiringhelli formerly worked for Easyjet and Meridiana.
Dirk Schmidt takes over the North-Central Europe region as MD corporate solutions, having joined HRS in October 2015. Previously, he was VP and GM in several companies, including Novell Inc. and Attachmate Group. Alongside Kimi Jiang (VP corporate solutions Asia Pacific) and Suzanne Neufang (VP corporate solutions Americas), they will use their local expertise to advise their multinational customers, whilst promoting the company’s proactive growth plans.
Jason Long continues to be responsible for strategic partnerships with global TMCs, GDSs and online booking tools in his role as VP corporate solutions international. This enables HRS to maintain close partnerships with the most important GDSs.
By offering more than five million rooms in individual hotels, HRS is the world’s largest hotel content provider. Mathias Warns, currently working as VP corporate solutions EMEA, will leave the company at the expiry of his contract in April.
Jeff Hillenmayer joins the American team as head of corporate sourcing Americas and will be strengthening HRS’ sourcing position in the market. Hillenmayer is a former employee of Lanyon where he worked as VP service.
Finally, Eduardo Murad joins HRS to take over the role of director of sales in Brazil. Eduardo was previously the former president of Alagev (Latin American Association of Events and Corporate Travel Managers).
Speaking about enhancing the team at HRS, HRS CEO Tobias Ragge said: “The new structure is the ideal basis for further growth, enabling us to meet the special requirements of our customers in the individual regions even better. At the same time, we are working within a global network, therefore meeting the expectations of the likes of Panasonic.
“I am glad that we have found the right people from within our own ranks as well from outside the company for the new roles. These promotions underline our endeavour to continuously offer opportunities for growth to our employees and fill vacancies internally.”