Executive Team

Francisco Pérez-Lozao Rüter

President, Hospitality

Tim Pelletier

Chief Technology Officer

Bill Sintiris

Chief Operating Officer

Yanick Larose

Vice President, R&D-NBU

Ahmed Youssef

Executive Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Development

Paul Barron

Executive Vice President, Client Engagement

Francisco Pérez-Lozao Rüter

Francisco Pérez-Lozao Rüter

President, Hospitality

An industry veteran, Paco joined Amadeus in 1993 as Market Manager for Europe in charge of consolidating Amadeus’ operations in Western Europe and expanding our business in Eastern Europe. In 1996, he transferred to the Corporate Strategy area. As Director and, subsequently, VP of Business Development and M&A, he took on responsibility for strategic growth and diversification projects (e.g. Opodo).

In 2009, he was appointed Vice President, Corporate Strategy and was responsible for Amadeus’ overall strategy definition. This also included the Amadeus Group’s Mergers & Acquisitions (and post-merger integration) activities, the overall coordination of Amadeus’ second IPO in 2010 and the search and development of new business opportunities for Amadeus.

In 2011, he became Senior Vice President Strategic Growth Business to support growth in key areas of the travel sector, such as Airport IT, Business Intelligence, Mobile and Digital Payments. Some of these Amadeus businesses evolved to become top players in their respective sectors.

After the acquisition of TravelClick in 2018, he was appointed President, Hospitality to further drive Amadeus’ vision to be a global leader in this area. Today, Amadeus has 40,000 + hotel properties as its customers.

Prior to joining Amadeus, Paco was a Consultant in the Strategy practice of Accenture and a Research Director at the Technical University of Aachen (Germany).
Paco, a Spanish-German dual national, holds an MBA from INSEAD, Paris; a Master´s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master´s Degree in Industrial & Business Engineering, both from the Technical University of Aachen.
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Tim Pelletier

Chief Technology Officer

Tim is the Chief Technology Officer for the Hospitality Division of Amadeus.

Working at Newmarket* for more than a decade, he held a variety of development and product strategy roles, including Director of Product Management, Enterprise Architect and Senior Software Engineer. Prior to Newmarket Tim was a Lead Architect with Microsoft in their Business Solutions Group.

Tim holds an MBA in High-tech Business from D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University,an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Saint Anselm College

*Newmarket was acquired by Amadeus in 2014.
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Bill Sintiris

Chief Operating Officer

Bill serves as Chief Operating Officer of Amadeus’ Hospitality division. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of customer delivery and success, overseeing Professional Services, Customer Support, Data Center Operations, and Information Technology.

Since joining Newmarket* in 1995, Bill has held a variety of senior leadership, technical and operational positions. He helped architect and build a global data center delivery model that has grown to service over 150,000 users.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Information Technology Concentration from Southern New Hampshire University.

*Newmarket was acquired by Amadeus in 2014
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Yanick Larose

Vice President, R&D-NBU

Yanick Larose was appointed VP of R&D-NBU (New Businesses) in November 2013. He is responsible for the development of products in different businesses such as (Rail, Hotel, Airport IT, Travel Intelligence, Car, Cruise & Insurance). The NBU Product Engineering Group has been created to develop emerging and high potential businesses, diversifying Amadeus’ opportunities.

Yanick joined Amadeus in November 1992 and has worked in various positions in development and management of front-office, mid-office and reporting products. Before his current role, Yanick was Director, Product Development since Nov 2007; he was responsible for the development and deployment of Amadeus' Corporate (self-booking tool) & Selling Platform for travel agencies.

Prior to joining Amadeus, Yanick worked as a Research and Development engineer, both at the Bull Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Paris, and at the Artificial Intelligence R&D Centre of Swedish Telecom, in Stockholm, Sweden between 1986 and 1991.

Yanick holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris Jussieu and the Ecole Normale Superieure, St Cloud and a Graduate's degree in Business Management from the University of Nice.

A French national, Yanick also speaks English and Swedish.
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Ahmed Youssef

Executive Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Development

Ahmed currently serves as Executive Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Development for Amadeus’ Hospitality Division. He has more than 20 years of executive experience in travel technology, distribution and marketing.

Having joined Amadeus in 2006, Ahmed was previously the Madrid-based Global Director for Hotel IT Business Operations and Business Development. He has also served as Regional Director - Marketing & Operations, and Regional Markets Director for Middle East and North Africa. As Head of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) Program, Ahmed and his team elevated Amadeus into a regional leadership position.

Prior to Amadeus, Ahmed worked for several global blue chip companies, including American Express Travel, as Director of Operations & Business Travel, Showtime network and Kanoo Travel.

Ahmed holds a BA in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from the University of Cairo. He completed executive management post graduate studies at Canfield University in the UK and speaks both English and Arabic fluently.
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Paul Barron

Executive Vice President, Client Engagement

Paul Barron serves as Executive Vice President, Client Engagement and brings over 25 years of leadership and technology experience within Hospitality and Service industries.

The majority of Paul’s career was spent with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, starting in Europe and then moving to the US, where for over 20 years he was in a number of IT leadership roles. In partnership with the business operators, brand teams, and franchise holders he drove technology strategy and adoption ensuring the technology needed to grow and manage the business was in place. The last eight years at Starwood was spent in a global role with responsibilities for technology across all brands and several critical corporate business teams.

Paul also served in the role of CIO at Town Sports International, a publically traded, New York-based Health and Fitness Company where he delivered a complete technology transformation program including the replacement of the core membership and billing systems, supporting the many lines of business within the company.

Before joining Amadeus Hospitality, Paul was Senior Vice President, Head of Member Technology at WeWork, where he focused on the IT design, build, operations and support of all locations globally to enable the unique working environment created by WeWork.

Paul holds a BA Degree in Hotel Management from Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen, Scotland.