Priceline shakes up European management
Gillian Tans, the COO of Priceline's giant Booking.com unit (based out of Amsterdam), has been promoted to president.
Gillian Tans, the COO of Priceline's giant Booking.com unit (based out of Amsterdam), has been promoted to president and "will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations." In addition, David Vismans, who has been serving as Booking.com's front-end product director, is now the travel site's chief product officer.
Darren Huston remains Booking.com's CEO, but he'll now have an "increased focus on talent development and driving long-term growth across Booking.com and The Group."
Meanwhile, Priceline has named Ian Brown, until now the COO of U.K.-based Rentalcars.com, the unit's CEO. He replaces Rentalcars.com co-founder Greg Willis, who will now act as executive chairman.