MICHAEL Frenzel, chairman of the executive board at TUI AG, will take over as WTTC chairman from April 20, 2012.
Frenzel, who has been a member of the WTTC executive committee since 2000, will serve as chairman for a two-year term.
He replaces Geoffrey Kent, founder, chairman & CEO, Abercrombie & Kent, who was appointed WTTC chairman in 2007, and will continue to hold a role as a member of the executive committee.
Frenzel joined Preussag AG in 1988 and was appointed executive chairman in 1994. Under his leadership, the company was repositioned into Europe’s leading tourism group, TUI AG, which now comprises three main businesses – London-listed TUI Travel, TUI Hotels & Resorts, and TUI Cruises.