Kuoni Tumlare : Leadership

Our Leadership

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

Our Leaders

Shinji Kamio

Shinji Kamio

Chief Executive Officer​
Zurich / Switzerland

Having been in the tourism industry for more than 30 years, Shinji Kamio lives and breathes our business. 

His in-depth understanding and experience across numerous functions and businesses in this industry, saw him head M&A for the JTB Group, leading the deal to acquire Kuoni GTS in 2017.

Prior to this, Shinji Kamio specialized in Corporate Strategy at Travel Plaza Europe and Tumlare, Marketing in inbound to Japan, and MICE and Group sales at JTB.

Now as CEO of Kuoni Tumlare, Shinji Kamio oversees all its businesses – leading strategy, planning and organization.

Tim Martin

Tim Martin

Chief Operating Officer
Singapore​

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

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.

Since the launch of Kuoni Tumlare in 2020, Tim has been responsible for driving growth from 18 source markets, and generating group sales from 51 different countries.

Marco Russi

Marco Russi

Chief Operating Officer, MICE Europe Corporate Solutions
Zurich / Switzerland

Marco joined Kuoni back in 1997 where he held various management positions in Procurement 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 he led the integration of the Procurement & Reservation divisions, responsible for growing the business in new emerging markets while providing, at that time, the largest room inventory within the Group Travel industry, including an instant booking platform. In 2014, Marco was also in charge of the UEFA Euro 2016 Accommodation Agency mandate in France. ​

Over the years, his experience has seen him manage key projects including the transformation of the procurement organisation using a new, high-performing model of sourcing as well as lead integration efforts between business units. ​ Marco is currently the COO for the Meeting, Incentive, Conferences and Events (MICE) division as well for the Business Travel division in Europe.

Keiichiro Otofuji

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 this area, 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, before taking on the role of CFO for Kuoni Tumlare in 2020. 

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. After a few years outside of the travel industry, he returned to Tumlare as part of the IT team where he was engaged with the development of DOS, IT Admin, and Accounting Systems. In 2009, he served as 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.

His multi-disciplinary background is particularly valuable in leading the technology team through integration and adaptation projects. In 2021, he also took on the position of Head of Innovation – embedding a technological focus across our teams and driving change across the business.

Nandita Debur

Nandita Debur

Chief Human Resources Officer
Zurich / Switzerland

Nandita joined Kuoni GTS in 2012 as HR VP for APAC & MEA having gained over 20 years of HR Leadership experience across several industries including travel, technology, and services. Since then, she has progressed through a number of roles and led strategic global HR and Organisational Transformation projects in addition to HR Business Partnering and integrating the HR organisation as Global VP HR Operations in 2018. 

Nandita has supported the business through de-mergers, M&A, post- acquisition cultural integration and more recently steered HR through the pandemic, launched new policies and ways of working, and led the organisational transformation project before being promoted to the role of CHRO at the end of 2020.