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Ms. Gillian Tans – CEO of

As’s Chief Executive Officer, Gillian Tans is responsible for the global strategy and operations of, including the management of all business units within the organisation. Previously, Gillian served as’s President and Chief Operating Officer, a role she was appointed to in 2011, as well as other positions at the helm of’s Global Sales, Operations, IT, Content and Customer Care departments. Under her leadership, has advanced its operations and sales across more than 225 countries and territories around the world.

When Gillian joined in 2002, the company only had a small footprint in Amsterdam. During her tenure over the past 16 years, the company has expanded to more than 15,000 employees in 198 offices all over the world who serve’s global customers and accommodation partners. Gillian is a passionate advocate for maintaining’s entrepreneurial culture and values, as well as for promoting opportunities for women leaders to grow and excel throughout the organisation.

Before joining, Gillian spent four years with the international Golden Tulip Worldwide hotel group, where she served as Product Manager, Marketing Manager and Director of Sales. She also worked for the Intercontinental Hotel Group and with a number of independent hotels.

Gillian began her career at Hershey Entertainment and Resorts in Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the Hotel Management School in Middelburg, in the Netherlands. She speaks English, Dutch, German and French.

Ms. Gillian Tans – CEO of