Top News Tripadvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer to step down in 2022 By TTG Asia / Posted on 11 November, 2021 12:13 Tripadvisor’s co-founder and long-time CEO, Stephen Kaufer, will step down from his position at the company next year. “We come to the close of 2021 in a strong position – travellers are returning as we exit the pandemic, exciting new initiatives are well on their way, and we continue to leverage our strengths as we evolve Tripadvisor for the future,” said Steve Kaufer, CEO, in a statement. Stephen Kaufer to remain in role until successor is appointed “Given our strong position, the talented teams driving our plans forward, and after over 20 years at Tripadvisor, I believe now is the best time to announce my plans to step away from the company next year. I have such respect and appreciation for all the teams over the years who have made this company what it is today, and remain devoted to continuing to guide the Tripadvisor family as CEO until the transition is complete.” Kaufer co-founded Tripadvisor in 2000 with the mission to help travellers around the world plan and book the perfect trip. Over the past 21 years, under his leadership, the company has grown into the largest travel site in the world, with employees in more than 20 countries and operating localised travel sites in over 40 markets. The board of directors has initiated an open search for Kaufer’s successor.