Right after leading TripAdvisor for extra than 20 many years as its co-founder and CEO, Steve Kaufer will stage down from his place in 2022.
“Steve has been the driving pressure at Tripadvisor considering that its start in 2000. His contributions to the consumer’s travel encounter are immeasurable, and his eyesight has resulted in the Tripadvisor we know now,” stated Greg Maffei, TripAdvisor chairman of the board, in a statement on November 8 asserting Kaufer’s forthcoming retirement.
Kaufer co-founded the Needham-primarily based vacation engineering corporation in 2000 with the mission to assistance travellers all over the globe program and book the great excursion.
“Over the previous 21 many years, under his
leadership, the business has developed into the largest travel website in the world,
with staff in around 20 nations and operating localized vacation websites in
above 40 markets,” stated TripAdvisor.
The enterprise has initiated an open lookup for Kaufer’s successor. “We are lucky to by now have great inside candidates, and we will enhance this with an exterior search to assure we get the best leader for Tripadvisor,” Maffei disclosed.
Kaufer will continue to be in his function until eventually a successor is appointed.
“We appear to the close of 2021 in a potent posture – travellers are returning as we exit the pandemic, enjoyable new initiatives are perfectly on their way, and we keep on to leverage our strengths as we evolve Tripadvisor for the upcoming,” reported Kaufer.
“Given our powerful situation, the
talented groups driving our programs ahead, and after more than 20 years at
Tripadvisor, I feel now is the ideal time to announce my plans to phase away
from the company following yr. I have this sort of respect and appreciation for all
the groups above the several years who have produced this corporation what it is right now, and
continue to be devoted to continuing to guide the Tripadvisor relatives as CEO till the
changeover is complete.”
• Featured graphic: Steve Kaufer during his take a look at to Singapore in 2017.