Director, Rail and Ground Travel, Amadeus IT Group
Thomas Drexler joined Amadeus in October 2011 and holds the position of Director of Rail and Ground Travel. He has overall responsibility for developing and expanding the Amadeus Rail and Ground Travel business.
Thomas has extensive knowledge of the travel industry and has been a well-respected and senior figure in the sector for many years. His combination of experience in travel distribution, airline and rail industries makes him an ideal person to lead the business unit in times of deregulation within the rail industry and as the travel industry works to develop improved multimodal travel solutions.
Prior to joining Amadeus, Thomas held the position of Vice President of Sales at Deutsche Bahn. During his eight years with the company he held several other senior commercial roles including Vice President of Regional Sales and Vice President of Distribution Channel Management, managing several hundred employees in each role and overseeing turnover of several billion euros.
Prior to that, Thomas worked at Lufthansa as Managing Director of Lufthansa eCommerce. He held previous positions as Director of Corporate Development, and Director of Online Sales. Earlier in his career (1996-98), he worked at Start Amadeus - now Amadeus Germany.
Thomas holds a Master’s degree in Business Informatics from the University of Vienna.
He is an Austrian citizen, is fluent in English and German and is currently based in Madrid.