We are TTCG
PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
As a strategist and expert in sales, travel tech and mobility solutions, I am very well connected in the travel industry. My particular focus is the global rail industry. I am passionate about the pragmatic, quick and professional implementation of my projects, and love all kinds of change and creative disruption. Your success is my motivation!
- University of Vienna
- Master in Business Informatics
- Former Board Member Amadeus IT Group
- Angel Investor
- More than 20 years of relevant professional experience in the mobility and tourism industry
- Head of Corporate Development, Start Amadeus
- Managing Director for Online Sales, Lufthansa Passenger Airline
- Vice President of Sales, Deutsche Bahn AG
- Global Head of Rail, Amadeus IT Group
- Senior Vice President Carrier Business, SilverRail Group (Expedia)
- Many years of entrepreneurial experience and distinctive competence in the areas of digitalisation, strategy development, restructuring, business development, sales and marketing – especially in highly complex, global structures
- Proven expert in the global railway distribution business, as well as in the area of rail IT backend systems
- Many years of expertise and a proven specialist in the field of airline GDS (Global Distribution Systems) and airline IT systems
- Decades of leadership competence
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Prof. Dr. Adrian Freiherr von Dörnberg
- University of Marburg
- Business economist (qualified as a “Diplom-Volkswirt”, comparable to an MBA)
- Dr. rer. pol. (Ph. D.)
- Professor at Heilbronn University, Faculty of International Business
- 25 years of professional experience in the travel industry – Member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa, Member of the Executive Board EUROPÄISCHE Reiseversicherung, CEO Deutsche Seereederei-Touristik (AIDA-Cruises) – Member of the Supervisory Board DER, First Travel Agency Group, Airport Moscow-JV Aeroflot/Lufthansa, Amadeus
- Independent management consultant/project manager for the Austrian Airlines Group, Kuoni-BTI Europe, TUI, Groupe Air France, Eurowings, Kühne & Nagel, etc.
- Publication of more than 40 articles on topics related to the travel and tourism industry
- Corporate development
- Strategy development and implementation
- Building efficient sales and customer service organisations
- Accompanying generational and ownership transitions
- Coaching and sparring partner for managers
- Strategy meeting facilitation
- Interim management roles
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
As a strategic analyst and empathetic facilitator, my focus is on generating visible added value for clients, involving all the relevant stakeholders, realising quick wins and developing tailor-made solutions. Thanks to my ability to grasp matters quickly and focus on the core issues, I develop targeted and creative solutions and successfully align large marketing and sales organisations in the mobility and travel industry accordingly.
Many years of experience in leading large companies with radical strategic realignment, successful pacification of internal and external distribution conflicts, as well as the consistent empowerment of executives and employees are the cornerstones that determine my entrepreneurial thinking.
- Vocational training as an air traffic clerk with Lufthansa
- President German Travel Association DRV (2010-2014)
- Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Committee Ameropa-Reisen GmbH
- Chairman of the Advisory Committee Europäische Reiseversicherung AG (ERV)
- 40 years of professional experience in the airline, travel and rail industry
- 20 years of experience in top management positions as CEO, Managing Director, Senior Vice President at Deutsche Lufthansa, Start Amadeus (today Amadeus Germany) and Deutsche Bahn / DB Vertrieb
- Extensive experience in leadership, realignment, turnaround and restructuring of large companies
- High level of competence and experience in the areas of Strategic Development, Sales, Marketing, Key Account Management, Product Management and Pricing, especially in complex marketing structures with different channels, business and private customers, as well as domestic and foreign markets
- High level of competence in the analysis and development of solutions for complex entrepreneurial or strategic challenges, as well as in implementation support
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
- University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
- Business graduate (qualified as a “Diplom-Kaufmann”, comparable to an MBA)
- Certificates for safety, training and fleet management from various institutions
- Former CEO, Managing Director and Board Member of International and Leisure Airlines
- Over 30 years of extensive airline experience
- Positions held as CEO, Managing Director, Ops Director and Supervisory Board member in various companies such as Aero Lloyd Flugreisen, Hapag-Lloyd Flug, TUI Deutschland, Start, Amadeus Marketing Company
- Development and conceptualisation of sales and marketing systems, restructuring and development of marketing and sales organisations at leisure and holiday airlines, management of operational areas (flight operations, ground operations) and personnel responsibility in cooperation with committees and trade unions
- High level of expertise and experience in sales systems, marketing automation, airline operations restructuring, airline start-up, product development and launch, as well as mergers & acquisitions. The focus is on analysis, as well as strategy development and consistent implementation / realisation.
- Frequent lectures at universities, associations and conferences
At home in Corporate Travel, very well networked and familiar with all relevant technological processes for over 20 years. With the customer’s benefit, timely delivery and the steering of all parties in focus, I have set up completely new processes as well as redesigned and optimised existing processes.
My experience is mainly in global end2end projects, e-commerce, strategy and business development.
- State-certified Computer Scientist
- Various management functions at travel management companies
- Senior Consultant in GDS, Mid + Back-Office
- Authorised signatory and Management Board member of a software distribution company
- 20+ years of professional experience in Corporate Travel, Travel+Expense Technology and Tourism e-Commerce
- 18+ years of leadership experience in various roles at TMC, GDS and Deutsche Bahn, among others
- Extensive experience in the selection (technical and commercial), implementation and optimisation of technology – both in a business travel environment and in the environment for tourism e-commerce solutions
- End2end specialist with extensive experience in the implementation of international / global projects, excellent overview of almost all technical solutions on the market at a global level, extensive network linking to all technology providers
- High degree of competence in communication at all levels, operational as well as CxO level
I deliver ideas, complex, holistic approaches, and concepts for the digitization of travel-related processes. Many years of experience and contacts in aviation, tourism, and the business travel world are my most valuable assets. I am a curious person, I love the challenge and to think outside the box.
I listen to my customers, analyse, I’m questioning existing processes and guidelines and deliver the optimal process for each of my customers. My project management style is described as goal-oriented, communicative, “hands-on” and empathic.
- Hotel manager
- Degree in business administration from the Technical University of Berlin
- Positions as Vice President, Managing Director and Director at TRX Central Europe, “traveltopia” and BCD Travel
- Over 20 years of experience in aviation, tourism and the business travel world.
- Certified implementer and project manager for various booking and travel expense accounting systems
- Quality management system auditor
- Project management in the automotive, pharmaceutical, real estate and food sectors
- Holistic advise in the selection of technologies and suppliers (pre, on, post trip)
- Analysis of existing processes and system settings (reviews)
- Planning and implementation of global projects
- Customized training for online booking and travel expense accounting solutions