Executive Management Board

Christoph Schmitz

Chief Executive Officer

<p><strong>Member of the Executive Management Board</strong></p> <p>Christoph Schmitz was appointed Chief Executive Officer of gategroup effective November 1, 2021 and is a Member of the Executive Management Board.</p> <p>Prior to his appointment, he served as gategroup’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2015. Before joining gategroup, he was CFO at Wild Flavors, an international supplier of ingredients to the food and beverage industry, where he successfully implemented a private equity-supported buy, build and exit strategy. Prior to this Mr. Schmitz held various C-level roles at several multinational companies in North America, Australia, Germany and India.</p> <p>Mr. Schmitz has over 20 years of experience in executive management roles, holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and an M.Sc. in Business Management.</p>
Herman Anbeek

President Americas, Europe & Middle East

<p><strong>Member of the Executive Management Board</strong></p> <p>Herman Anbeek was appointed President, Americas, Europe &amp; Middle East in June 2015 and is a Member of the Executive Management Board. Mr. Anbeek previously served as Group Senior Vice President and President Emerging Markets in March 2012 and was promoted to President, Airline Solutions in September 2014. Before this, Mr. Anbeek held the position of Chief Commercial Officer from June 2007.</p> <p>In addition to experience in consulting and the retail sector, Mr. Anbeek has profound knowledge of the aviation and airline catering industries. Before joining gategroup, he held several roles at LSG Skychefs and KLM in the Netherlands and the Caribbean.</p> <p>Mr. Anbeek holds a Master of Science in Business Engineering from the University of Technology, Enschede, The Netherlands.</p>
Alexis Frantz

President Southern Europe & Africa

<div> <p><strong>Member of the Executive Management Board</strong></p> <p>Alexis Frantz was appointed gategroup’s President Southern Europe &amp; Africa in January 2019 and is a Member of the Executive Management Board.</p> <p>Appointed Chief Executive of Servair in January 2019, Mr. Frantz has extensive experience in the airline industry. Prior to this role he was Corporate Secretary and member of the Executive Committee at Servair. He joined Servair from Air France in 2013 as Director of Strategy and held a number of leadership positions before being appointed Head of Organization and Communication for Ground Operations. </p> <p>Mr. Frantz holds an MS from the École Polytechnique and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago.</p> </div>
Federico Germani

Chief Commercial Officer

<p><strong>Member of the Executive Management Board</strong></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">Federico Germani joined </span><span data-contrast="auto">gategroup</span><span data-contrast="auto"> </span><span data-contrast="auto">in October 2017</span><span data-contrast="auto">, and currently serves as</span><span data-contrast="auto"> Chief Commercial </span><span data-contrast="auto">Officer.</span><span data-contrast="auto"> Mr. Germani is a seasoned aviation industry expert with more than 14 years of experience in the Latam Group where he held the position of Corporate Senior Vice President for Services and Innovation, and several corporate global leadership roles first based in the U.S. and</span><span data-contrast="auto"> later in Brazil. Before joining Latam Group, Federico held leadership roles in McKinsey, Goldman Sachs and IBM.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="auto">Mr. Germani holds an MBA in marketing and finance from the Kellogg School of Management and an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico of Buenos Aires.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"> </span></p>
Urs Schwendinger

Chief Financial Officer

<p><strong>Member of the Executive Management Board</strong></p> <p>Urs Schwendinger was appointed Chief Financial Officer of gategroup in November 2021 and is a Member of the Executive Management Board. Mr. Schwendinger brings over 18 years of airline catering experience with him. Before his appointment to Group CFO, he held a variety of senior financial roles within gategroup including Vice President Group Controlling and M&amp;A as well as regional CFO roles in North America and prior to that in Asia Pacific &amp; Middle East. Prior to joining gategroup he gained experience in the banking industry with UBS as well as the telecom industry with Sunrise Communications in Switzerland.</p> <p>Mr. Schwendinger holds an MBA in Supply Chain Management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) as well as a BSc in Business Administration.</p>
Francisco Moreno

Chief Operating Officer

<p><strong>Member of the Executive Management Board</strong></p> <p>Francisco Moreno assumed the role of Chief Operating officer in January 2022 and is a Member of the Executive Management Board. Mr. Moreno heads Operations, IT, Procurement &amp; Supply Chain and Sustainability globally. Mr. Moreno joined gategroup in January 2017 as Chief of Strategy and HR Officer. Mr. Moreno led the definition of gategroup’s Gateway 2020 strategy in 2015, the organization development and post-merger integration efforts of IFS, Servair and LSG Europe. Before joining gategroup, Mr. Moreno held leadership roles in Accenture Strategy in the UK and A.T. Kearney in Spain where he specialized in corporate strategy and organization, M&amp;A and post-merger integration, transformation and operational improvement programs.</p> <p>Mr. Moreno holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MSc in Electrical Engineering from ICAI (Univ. Pontificia de Comillas) and a BA in Economics from San Pablo CEU University</p>