Stefan Leser - Group Chief Executive Officer


Stefan Leser - Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr Leser joins Jumeirah Group from Swiss travel services provider Kuoni Travel Holding, the international travel Company, where he held executive management positions for more than 10 years.

As a member of Kuoni’s Executive Board, he was most recently Executive Vice President of its outbound travel businesses covering the Nordics, United Kingdom, Benelux, India, China, Hong Kong  as well as the home market, Switzerland. In addition, he was responsible for all inbound destination management specialist businesses. In this role he held responsibility for $3 billion of revenues and 8,000 employees. 

Earlier roles with Kuoni included Executive Vice President, CEO Division, Emerging Market and Specialist Businesses where he oversaw the growth and development of Kuoni’s global visa outsourcing business VFS, which today accounts for $300m in annual sales. Prior to joining Kuoni, Mr Leser spent eight years working in IT service companies, with over five years in senior positions with EDS Corporation, one of the world’s largest global IT services companies.

Mr Leser has an MBA from Augusta University, Georgia. He speaks English and German.


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