Travel food and beverage (F&B) operator SSP has appointed Dr Oliver Doerschuck (left) as CEO for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH), as well as France, the Netherlands and Belgium (FRABEL).
Doerschuck was previously chief commercial officer of TUI Deutschland and responsible for the DACH region as well as Poland – a €5bn (US$5.9bn) business with a portfolio of more than 40 brands. In addition, he also headed the commercial activities of airline TUI Fly.
He will succeed Cornelius Everke, who is leaving the business to take on a new challenge. During the current handover phase, Doerschuck has assumed a position on the SSP Group executive alongside Everke.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Oliver Doerschuck as CEO of one of our most important and competitive regions,” said Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group.
“He has considerable experience in the strategic development of concepts that offer customers a great experience as well as delivering sound commercial results. Doerschuck has also created and fostered the success of a diverse collection of brands.”
During his 10 years with SSP, Everke was closely involved with the refinancing of the business and its successful IPO as well as the integration of the DACH region. Commenting on the success of the DACH and FRABEL regions under Everke’s tenure, Swann said, “We have seen sustained and profitable expansion over recent years in these markets, as well as a significant development of the brand portfolio. I would like to thank Cornelius for all his efforts, and wish him the very best in his future ventures.”