ETTSA Board of Directors

The ETTSA Board is composed of 6 Directors elected by a General Assembly of member company representatives. The Board meets four times a year and has ultimate decision-making powers for the management and administration of the Association.

Guillaume Teissonniere,  General Counsel & Company Secretary, Edreams Odigeo

Guillaume serves as a General Counsel and Company Secretary at eDreams Odigeo and appointed Vice-Chair of the European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA). Guillaume has been a General Counsel of eDreams Odigeo since April 2016. Prior to joining Edreams Odigeo, Guillaume worked as a Partner lawyer at the Paris and Brussels Bar with a practice focused in e-commerce, European law and intellectual property litigation. Guillaume has also been a lecturer in e-commerce law in several French Universities (Paris Panthéon-Assas, Bordeaux and Strasbourg).

Jean Philippe Monod de Froideville,  Vice-President Government & Corporate Affairs, Expedia

Jean-Philippe is Vice-President Government & Corporate Affairs at Expedia and appointed Chair of the European Technology and Travel Services Association (ETTSA) since December 2015. Prior to joining Expedia, Jean-Philippe was a Partner at Interel European Affairs. From 2007-2009 he served as a Member of Cabinet of EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes. He started his career as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Jean-Philippe holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau/Singapore.

Juan-Jesús García Sánchez works as Head of Industry Affairs Europe at Amadeus IT. In his current position, he is leading relevant Amadeus strategic initiatives undertaken with industry and regulatory bodies such as the European Commission, European Parliament and Travel & Technology Trade Associations. He also represents Amadeus before relevant Travel and Trade organizations such as United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) or World Economic Forum (WEF) and provides assistance in the definition of programs and policies to foster tourism and economic growth.

 

Juan complements his professional background with relevant academic activities. He gained his PhD by Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid with a research thesis about ‘’Strategies of Spanish Tourism companies via mobile’’ . He is also a member of the Tourism Committee at AECA (Asociación Española de Contabilidad y Administración de Empresas).

Michael Hanson, Chief Public Policy Officer & Senior Director, Government and External Affairs, Sabre

Michael is the Chief Public Policy Officer & Senior Director of Government and External Affairs for Sabre.  In this role, Michael is responsible for the company’s worldwide public policy and government outreach initiatives.  He advocates for sensible legislative and regulatory solutions for the company and its customers.  He is also Chairman of Sabre’s Political Action Committee.

Before joining Sabre, Michael was Vice President of Government Relations for J.C. Penney, one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishings retailers with over 1,000 stores and over 100,000 associates around the world.  Prior to J.C. Penney, Michael was a partner at the bipartisan consulting firm, C2 Group and was Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson.

Michael resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two children, Sam and Hannah.        

Michael received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Peter Lochbihler has been Director Public Affairs at Booking.com since February 2016, in charge of global government relations and based at headquarters in Amsterdam. Prior to joining Booking.com, Peter was working with Rolls-Royce from 2012 to 2016 and served as Vice President - EU Affairs, representing the power systems company towards the EU institutions. From 2001 to 2011, Peter held senior roles in Public Affairs consulting firms in Brussels, where he advised multinational corporations from various sectors.Peter was born in Regensburg (Germany) and, following university studies in Germany, the UK and France, holds a Master of Arts in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). Further to his native German, Peter speaks fluent English and French, and some Italian and Spanish. Peter attended the Georgetown Leadership Seminar at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2011, is an alumnus of the British-German Young Königswinter Conference and a member of the Tönissteiner Kreis, a German network of executives in international business and politics. 

Christoph is the Secretary General of the European Technology & Travel Services Association (ETTSA), which groups global distribution systems (GDSs) and major online travel companies. Christoph represents the interests of ETTSA and its members vis-a-vis European policy makers, industry stakeholders, consumer groups and the media. Previously, Christoph was a partner at The Prisma Consulting Group, Brussels/Geneva. He advised, amongst others, Apax Partners, Boeing Co., the British Business and General Aviation Assocation, Expedia.com, Japan Air Lines, P&O / DP World, and SITA. A graduate of the University of Maastricht and Budapest University, Christoph is based in Brussels, Belgium. He is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the European Aviation Club. He is also a regular speaker at travel industry events in Europe and beyond.