|TRIVAGO N.V. filed this Form 20-F on 03/06/2018|
(TUI today), a website for booking travel experiences from 2009 to 2010. He later founded his own company, which operated travel sites in Germany, Italy and Spain.
Peter Vinnemeier was initially appointed as a managing director of the company in 2016 and served as a managing director of trivago GmbH from 2005 until the post-IPO merger. Prior to joining trivago GmbH, Mr. Vinnemeier was founder and VP Technology at ciao.com. Mr. Vinnemeier holds a diploma in management from Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL).
The following is a brief summary of the business experience of our supervisory board members.
Mieke De Schepper is Chief Commercial Officer of Egencia, Inc., a subsidiary of Expedia, where she brings more than 15 years of experience in managing B2C and B2B businesses to the role. Before joining Egencia in 2017, she served as the Vice President Market Management Asia Pacific for the Lodging Partner Services organization in the Expedia group. During her tenure, Ms. De Schepper was responsible for driving key account management relationships with hotel partners in APAC and coordinating the execution of business strategy for Lodging Partner Services. Prior to joining Expedia, Ms. De Schepper was the managing director of Philips Lighting Singapore and emerging markets. She started her career at Philips in global product marketing for the Video & Multimedia Applications. Subsequently, Ms. De Schepper was appointed Senior Director of Consumer Lighting Marketing and Channel Development for Asia Pacific. Earlier in her career, Ms. De Schepper was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, based in Europe. A Dutch national, she moved to Singapore in 2004, her home ever since. Ms. De Schepper holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Industrial Design Engineering from the Delft University of Technology.
Robert J. Dzielak has served as Expedia’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since April 2012. Mr. Dzielak had previously served as Expedia’s Senior Vice President and acting General Counsel since October 2011. Since joining Expedia as Assistant General Counsel in April 2006 and through his service as Vice President and Associate General Counsel between February 2007 and October 2011, Mr. Dzielak held primary responsibility for the worldwide litigation portfolio of Expedia and its brands. Prior to joining Expedia, Mr. Dzielak was a partner at the law firm of Preston, Gates and Ellis, LLP (now K&L Gates LLP), where his practice focused on commercial and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Dzielak received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Peter M. Kern has been a director of Expedia since completion of the IAC/Expedia Spin-Off. Mr. Kern is a Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners VII, LP, a private equity firm. Prior to joining InterMedia, Mr. Kern was Senior Managing Director and Principal of Alpine Capital LLC. Prior to Alpine Capital, Mr. Kern founded Gemini Associates in 1996 and served as President from its inception through its merger with Alpine Capital in 2001. Prior to founding Gemini Associates, Mr. Kern was at the Home Shopping Network and Whittle Communications. Mr. Kern has served on the Board of Directors of Tribune Media Company since October 2016, where he currently also serves as Chief Executive Officer, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., a publicly-traded Spanish-language media company, since April 2013.