Dr Dieter Zetsche was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board at TUI’s Annual General Meeting in Hanover. At the same time, Sir Michael Hodgkinson, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, stepped down as at the close of the Annual General Meeting. Dr Dieter Zetsche was elected for a five-year term at 96.68 per cent of the votes. He is to succeed Professor Klaus Mangold as Chairman of the Supervisory Board in the medium term. Dr Zetsche has been CEO of Daimler AG since 1 January 2006.
Professor Klaus Mangold, Chairman of TUI AG’s Supervisory Board: “With Dr Zetsche, our Supervisory Board is gaining the services of an exceptional, highly recognised, international top manager. Dr Zetsche provides strong strategic competencies and a distinct sense for the management for outstanding brands. The Supervisory Board and Executive Board will benefit from his extensive experience in a complex corporate environment.”
Upon the close of the AGM, Sir Michael Hodgkinson, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, stepped down from his office. Professor Mangold: “The entire Supervisory Board thanks Sir Michael Hodgkinson for his enormous personal commitment and the consistently trusting and successful cooperation. Sir Mike played an instrumental role in the successful post-merger integration of TUI AG and TUI Travel plc and contributed to the transformation and development of the new TUI Group.” His successor as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board will be Peter Long, Supervisory Board member since 2016 and Chairman of the Company’s Strategy Committee.