gategroup Holding AG announces new Board appointments


ZURICH Glattbrugg, June 23, 2021 – Today’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of gategroup Holding AG appointed the following new members of the Board of Directors:

  • Timo Vättö was appointed Chairman of the Board. Timo Vättö has 30 years of experience in financial services industry, strategy, financing, and M&A. He serves on the Board of Directors of various international companies, among which Evalueserve Holdings, IHAG Holding AG and Rettig Group.
  • Vivian Lam was appointed member of the Board. Vivian Lam has been serving as CEO at RRJ Management (HK) Limited since 2011.
    Bernie Han was appointed member of the Board. Bernie Han is a 20-year veteran of the airline industry and currently serves as member of the Board of Directors of Frontier Airlines.
  • Thomas Weyer was appointed as member of the Board. Thomas Weyer is a 30-year veteran of the airport industry and is serving as Chief Financial Officer of Munich Airport GmbH.

The following members have been re-elected: Björn Bajan, Uwe Krueger, Richard Ong, Xavier Rossinyol and Andreas Schmid.

Fred Reid and Charles Ong will step down from the Board, and Richard Ong will step down as Chairman of the Board.

The Board of Directors and the Management would like to express our sincerest thanks to Fred Reid and Charles Ong for supporting gategroup on the Board over the past six and two years respectively, as well as to Richard Ong for his stewardship as the Board’s Chairman.

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About gategroup

gategroup is the global leader in airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services. gategroup provides passengers with superior culinary and retail experiences, leveraging innovation and advanced technology solutions. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, gategroup delivers operational excellence through the most extensive catering network in the aviation industry, serving passengers from over 200 operating units in over 60 countries/territories across all continents. For further information, please visit

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