Our Leadership

Meet our leadership team - passionate and experienced leaders paving the way for your success.

CEO Message

Kuoni Tumlare, a Strong Global Partner for You

As our Partners’ needs continue to evolve, we are in a unique position to help them overcome today’s challenges (and those of the future) head-on and seize the opportunities that arise with them. With our strong global footprint, rich expertise, diverse offering and established partnerships, we offer stability and agility that can’t be found elsewhere. Our portfolio of products and solutions, built on 100+ years of destination management experience, creates maximum value for our clients, suppliers, and wider society. 

Our Leaders

Shinji Kamio

Shinji Kamio

Chief Executive Officer​
Zurich, Switzerland

As CEO of the JTB Europe Group, Shinji Kamio oversees all of its businesses – leading strategy, planning and organisation.

Having been part of the JTB Group for more than 25 years, Shinji Kamio leverages an in-depth understanding and experience across numerous functions, businesses, and geographies to drive his strategic decision making.

In the years before becoming CEO in 2020, he led the deal to acquire Kuoni GTS in 2017 as head of M&A for the JTB Group and was appointed Deputy CEO of Kuoni Tumlare (2018-20). Prior to this, his experience was in Corporate Strategy at Travel Plaza Europe and Tumlare, Inbound Marketing at JTB Japan, and MICE & Group sales.

Keiichiro Otofuji

Chief Financial Officer​
Zurich, Switzerland

Keiichiro Otofuji joined the JTB Group 30 years ago, starting his journey as a group travel sales representative at our offices in Tokyo.

After having spent ten years in sales, he then made the move to the finance and accounting field and built his experience on a number of projects across different regions. In 2013, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer for JTB Americas and then GM for Corporate Planning (GBU HQ) in 2019.

​​​​In 2020, Keiichiro Otofuji took on the role of CFO for the JTB Europe Group - leading the Corporate & Finance function responsible for Business Controlling, Legal & Compliance, Tax & Transfer Pricing, Group Accounting & Consolidation, Treasury, as well as Global Facilities and Risk Management.

Tim Martin

Tim Martin

Chief Operating Officer​, Kuoni Tumlare Destination Management
Singapore​

As COO, Kuoni Tumlare Destination Management, Tim is responsible for driving growth from 18 source markets and generating group sales to 40+ destination countries, leading a team of over 700 employees across Sales and Destination Offices.

Tim joined Kuoni GTS in August 2016 as SVP, Sales, bringing 25 years’ experience from the logistics industry, during which time he lived and worked in nine countries across Asia and the Middle East.

Prior to this, Tim spent 13 years with DHL Deutsche Post, holding several positions including Board Member Asia Pacific (responsible for Sales & Marketing) and Global Head of Sales Strategy & Business Development in Bonn, Germany.

Marco Russi

Marco Russi

Chief Operating Officer, Kuoni Tumlare MICE Europe​​​​​​​
Zurich, Switzerland

As COO, Kuoni Tumlare MICE Europe, Marco heads Kuoni Tumlare's Meetings & Events and Congress businesses, leading his team on strategy and delivery.

Marco joined Kuoni back in 1997 where he held various management positions in Contracting and Operations for Groups and FIT, growing in scope and rank over the years as part of the Kuoni Destination Management team.

With the acquisition of GTA Travel by the Kuoni Group in 2011, Marco was in charge of the integration of the Procurement divisions between, at that time, the largest Group Travel companies worldwide.  He has since held several leadership roles across the business, leading the transformation of the procurement organisation and lead integration between business units and companies. From 2014-2016, Marco was also in charge of the UEFA Euro 2016 Accommodation Agency mandate in France.

John Gartmann

John Gartmann

Chief Technology Officer and Head of Innovation
Zurich, Switzerland

John started his career in the travel industry 30 years ago when he joined Tumlare in a junior role within the Finance department.

 In 2009, John served as a Senior Finance Manager, a position he held until 2012, when he was named Finance Director. In 2016, he was appointed Global Sales Director, followed by a role leading the Operations team in the period before the merger with Kuoni GTS.

As CTO, his multi-disciplinary background is particularly valuable in leading the technology team through integration and adaptation projects.

Nandita Debur

Nandita Debur

Chief Human Resources Officer
Zurich, Switzerland

With over 20 years of prior HR experience, Nandita joined Kuoni GTS in 2012 as HR VP for APAC & MEA.

Since then, she has progressed through a number of roles, taking on global HR projects in addition to her HRBP sales role in 2017, and integrating HR teams as Global HR Operations lead in 2018. In these roles, Nandita supported on mergers, cultural integration, and transformation projects - leading the HR pandemic response and organisational restructuring.

In 2020, Nandita took on the role of Chief Human Resources Officer for the JTB Europe Group, leading on people, culture, and engagement across the organisation.

Katsumi Shimizu

Deputy Chief Operating Officer​, Kuoni Tumlare Destination Management
Paris, France

Katsumi Shimizu joined the JTB Group in 1986. He worked for Sales Operations at the branch office, Product Planning and Sales Management at the regional headquarters. He was then appointed as the Operation Manager of JTB Paris office in 2001.

He has been working in Europe for more than 17 years (11 years in Paris and 6 years in London).  Prior to this, he moved to Europe and backed to Japan twice. With extensive knowledge of Japan's inbound tourism market from Europe, he held various positions including JTB Paris Branch Manager, President of JTB Europe Ltd (UK), General Manager of In-house Business at Global Business Unit and President of JTB Europe.

After the acquisition of Kuoni GTS, he took the role as SVP of DMC Operation, promoting destination management operations with COO in both Japanese and global market.