Fireside Chat with Johannes Reck, Founder & CEO of GetYourGuide & Simon Lehmann, President of Phocuswright at the Axel Springer NOAH Conference 2017 in Berlin, Tempodrom 22-23 June 2017.
Johannes is the Co-Founder & CEO of GetYourGuide, the world’s largest platform for booking travel activities. He started the company at University and has since grown the company to more than 250 employees and raised $100M in venture capital from leading investors such as KKR, Spark Capital or Highland Capital Europe.
Simon has joined Phocuswright as President on November 1st, 2016. Simon was previously the CEO of Biketec AG, the producer of the FLYER E-bikes located in Huttwil, and CEO of Interhome, the European market leader in placing more than 32,000 vacation apartments, vacation homes and chalets in 29 countries. Mr. Lehmann’s past experience also includes deputy CEO of the Hotelplan-Gruppe in 2012, where he was responsible for the Travel Related & Online Services Division (including Interhome and the online travel agency travel.ch). Over the years, Lehmann made a name for himself beyond the Swiss borders as an online expert of the travel industry in general, but especially in the vacation rental industry. Simon Lehmann is frequently invited as a speaker for online travel events worldwide and is asked on board as a consultant for startups. He was also a non-executive board member with HomeAway until they were sold to Expedia. Prior to his time at Interhome, Simon was active in various top management positions at Swissport International, a worldwide leading company in the area of airport ground handling and former Swissair Group company.