Invia Group strengthens its management in Germany. Ralph Michaelsen becomes the new Country CEO at Invia Travel Germany. Hans-Peter Buniat strengthens the Invia Flights Germany as Chief Technology Officer. Benedikt Müller is appointed Chief Financial Officer in both companies. After a successful restructuring in Germany Boris Raoul, CEO of Invia Group, will focus more on the European businesses.
The Invia Group strengthens the management boards of its operations in Germany. At Invia Travel Germany and its most important brand ab in den urlaub Ralph Michaelsen will now be responsible for the operational business as the new Country CEO. The travel industry veteran has been Chief Commercial Officer for Invia Travel since June 2019 and previously held senior positions with Thomas Cook, Alltours and FTI among other leading tour operators in Germany.
At Invia Flights Germany, Hans-Peter Buniat, successfully responsible for IT at Fluege.de since 2008, joins the management board as Chief Technology Officer. He strengthens Balint Gyemant (CEO) and Benedikt Müller, who is the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at both Invia Flights Germany and Invia Travel Germany. Müller succeeds Tobias Walther-Merkwitz, who is leaving the group at his own request and faces new professional challenges.
“Tobias Walther-Merkwitz played a significant part in the successful step of Invia into the German market. We thank him very much for his successful and long-term work”, says Boris Raoul, CEO of the Invia Group. His successor Benedikt Müller has been recently Director of Business Intelligence and Controlling at Invia Travel Germany and has been working for the German travel portals of today’s Invia Group since 2014.
Group CEO Boris Raoul with focus on Europe
After the successful restructuring of the German business under the leadership of Boris Raoul and Tobias Walther-Merkwitz, CEO Boris Raoul will in future concentrate more on the pan-European business of the Invia Group. He remains the CEO of the Invia Group Germany.
“Our new established customer centric IT platform and the brand renewal of our major brand ab in den urlaub already show success in Germany,” says Boris Raoul, who expects a clear double-digit growth in sales for the current year. Expanding the overall position of the Invia Group in the European travel market is the next important goal.