Peter Verhoeven has been Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Booking.com since July 2014. He is responsible for all aspects of growing and running Booking.com’s EMEA markets. The EMEA region consists of more than 90 Booking.com offices with over 3,500 employees and 500,000+ bookable properties today.
Peter came to Booking.com from Accor, where he joined in 2007 as Managing Director for The Netherlands. In 2009, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Germany and moved to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Ibis brands in Europe four years later before being appointed Chief Executive Officer for Northern, Central and Eastern Europe in November 2013.
Peter began his career with Golden Tulip International in Ghana and Gran Dorado in the Netherlands after which he joined Disneyland Paris where he stayed for ten years holding various leadership positions in Operations, Marketing and Sales. Peter has also worked for Avis in the United Kingdom as Director of Sales for Europe, Africa and Middle-East.
Peter holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a graduate from the Hotelschool, The Hague. He is fluent in English, Dutch, German and French.