Since he joined Amadeus in 2004, León Herce has taken up major positions, including director of business finance and corporate control, and Amadeus Head for the Asia Pacific Region.
The executive takes office in his new position as of November 1st 2016.
Buenos Aires, Argentina – July 4th 2016. – Amadeus, a leading technology provider for the global travel industry, announced today the appointment of León Herce as new Head of Amadeus for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Herce, who up to now served as Head of Amadeus for Asia Pacific (APAC), based in Bangkok, as of November 1st 2016 will lead the Latin America team replacing Joost Schuring, who after the aforementioned appointment will take up a new role within the organization, to be announced in the coming months.
“Latin America is a key region for Amadeus, and over the years its contribution to the distribution business of our company has increased significantly. I am confident that with his proven leadership, expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm, León will help us continue consolidating our position in the region,” said Holger Taubmann, Senior Vice President of Distribution, Amadeus IT Group.
León Herce will be transferred to Amadeus office in Buenos Aires by the end of July, where he will work on the transition of the position along Joost Schuring during the months of August, September and October.
Throughout his career, León Herce has worked as a Management Consultant in global leading companies. Since he joined Amadeus in 2004, he has taken up major positions, including director of business finance and corporate control. From the year 2011 to date he has been the commercial head for APAC. In this position, he successfully led the expansion of Amadeus in South Korea and China, supported Amadeus growth in India and in other markets, significantly increasing the presence of Amadeus and its market share.
León is of Spanish nationality and holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona) and from the Supérieure d’Electricité (Paris). He also has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.