With Gillian Tans the new chairwoman of Booking.com, Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, will take on an expanded role that includes CEO of Booking.com, effective immediately.
Tans was most recently Booking.com’s CEO, a title she’s held since 2016. Prior to that, she served as Booking.com’s president and COO since 2011. She previously held other positions at the helm of Booking.com’s global sales, operations, IT, content and customer care departments.
Booking.com is one of six online travel brands under Booking Holdings, alongside Agoda, Priceline, Kayak and more.
Fogel will continue to serve as CEO and president of Booking Holdings, while taking over the responsibilities of CEO at Booking.com.
Prior to becoming CEO, he served as head of worldwide strategy and planning, a position he held from November 2010 to December 2016. Before that he served as executive vice president, corporate development, responsible for worldwide mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. He joined Booking Holdings in February 2000.
“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,” Fogel said.
“I am excited by the opportunity to guide our largest business and drive even more alignment across the Booking Holdings brands as we continue on our mission to help people experience the world. We are executing against a large market opportunity with a clear strategic roadmap. Working with the full Booking.com global team, I believe we can identify ways to drive more collaboration and integration to strengthen the company’s positioning for long-term success.”