Gillian Tans

Gillian Tans

CEO van

As’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Gillian Tans is responsible for the global strategy and operations of, including the management of all business units within the organisation.

Previously, Gillian served as’s President and Chief Operating Officer, a role she was appointed to in 2011, as well as other positions at the helm of’s Global Sales, Operations, IT, Content and Customer Care departments. Under her leadership, has advanced its operations and sales across more than 225 countries and territories around the world.

When Gillian joined in 2002, the company only had a small footprint in Amsterdam. During her tenure over the past 16 years, the company has expanded to more than 17,000 employees in 198 offices all over the world who serve’s global customers and accommodation partners.

Gillian is a passionate advocate for maintaining’s entrepreneurial culture and values, as well as for promoting opportunities for women leaders to grow and excel throughout the organisation.

"Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there." John Kotter