Egencia®, the business travel company of the Expedia Group, has appointed Verena Funke (40) as Managing Director, Egencia Germany effective from May 1st 2016. Verena has been heading the German business as acting Managing Director since the departure of former MD Florian Storp in November 2015.
“After six years in key leadership positions at Egencia, we are happy to have Verena as the new head of our German business,” says Christophe Peymirat, senior vice president, EMEA, Egencia. “I am convinced that Verena's skills and experience in business travel will continue to drive our business and growth in what is a very strategic market for Egencia.”
After holding the Head of Operations role at sister company Expedia.com GmbH, Verena joined Egencia in 2010 as Sales Director then Director of Account Management and Implementation. Her previous experience in the travel industry spans a broad range of roles including flight attendant at LTU International Airways and travel consultant at tour operators DER and AER. Funke holds degrees in business administration and languages.