Expedia Group unveils new operation divisions and two new leads

Expedia Group unveils new operation divisions and two new leads

Appointments will step into roles in the newly created operating divisions

Last week, Expedia Group announced the appointment of Alfonso Paredes as president of private label solutions, while it unveiled Greg Schulze will now step into the position of president of travel partners and media. 

The announcement of these appointments also mean the firm has created two new operating divisions within the Company. 

Ariane Gorin, current Expedia for Business president, scheduled to take over as CEO of Expedia Group in May, said, “Alfonso and Greg are proven leaders with global experience and deep travel partner relationships across the industry.  

"Their experience is ideal for these new divisions, and I’m confident they will continue to advance our company's mission and deliver exceptional value to partners and travelers.”

Paredes has been with Expedia Group for over 14 years and has played a pivotal role in the growth of the Private Label Solutions business, leading the commercial operation and consistently expanding into various global regions. 

He has overseen partnerships with financial institutions, travel companies and global loyalty programmes in that time.

Schulze has spent nearly 20 years with the firm and serves as a board member of the US Travel and Tourism Advisory Board and Traveloka. With his experience in building transformational partnerships across all travel verticals, this role underscores Expedia Group's commitment to strengthening relationships with travel companies and accelerating the growth of its world-class advertising business. 

"Expedia Group has a rich history of powering the industry and partners around the world.  Our Private Label Solutions team has been at the forefront of that innovation, and I look forward to bringing more value to partners as our marketplace and technology continues to evolve,” said Paredes. 

Schulze added: "I am thrilled to lead the Travel Partners and Media division. We continue to deliver value to partners by bringing all of Expedia Group’s capabilities to them, including the most valuable media network in travel. With unmatched global inventory that reaches high-value travelers, we are positioned to drive meaningful impact in the travel industry.”

The appointments of Paredes and come just weeks after Ariane Gorin was named to take over from Peter Kern, as the business continues to tap into existing talent to step into new positions.