Views of a Veteran | Friedrich Joussen
Friedrich became sole Chief Executive of TUI Group in February 2016, after an interim period as CEO following the merger of TUI AG and TUI Travel PLC in December 2014.
In October 2012 Friedrich was appointed a member of the Executive Board of TUI Group. In February 2013 he took over as CEO of TUI AG. Besides that he was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of TUI Travel PLC in March 2013.
Prior to joining TUI AG Friedrich was Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Germany from 2005 until September 2012, in charge of the largest operating company in the global Vodafone Group. With the takeover of fixed-line carrier Arcor AG, he developed the company from a mobile phone group to an integrated telecommunications group. At an international level, Joussen was a member of the Board of the Group-owned venture capital company Vodafone Ventures and was a member of the CEO Council and the Strategy Board of the Vodafone Group.