HolidayCheck AG: CEO Gilles Despas steps down – Anja Keckeisen takes over role with immediate effect

At his own request, Gilles Despas is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer at Holiday Check AG – a subsidiary of TOMORROW FOCUS AG – after roughly three years in the post. Anja Keckeisen, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of HolidayCheck AG, will take over his duties with immediate effect.

A new CEO with overall responsibility for the company will be appointed in the second half of 2015 as TOMORROW FOCUS AG pushes ahead with a realignment strategy that will see it emerge as a travel group centred on popular and successful brands such as HolidayCheck and Zoover.

Gilles Despas thanked the owners of HolidayCheck AG for their trust and support over the last three years: ‘I have enjoyed every moment of my time as CEO and wish all the staff and my colleagues the very best for the future.’

Dr Dirk Schmelzer spoke on behalf of the Board of Directors at HolidayCheck AG: ‘I would like to say a big thank you to Gilles Despas for all his work and the substantial contribution he has made to the company’s development. I wish him every success in his future career.'


TOMORROW FOCUS AG (ISIN DE005495329) is based in Munich, Germany, and is one of the leading exchange-listed Internet groups in Germany. The company’s main business models are based on digital transactions, predominantly in the travel sector. The Group has a workforce of around 400. The Travel segment includes HOLIDAYCHECK AG, which operates hotel review and travel booking portals by the same name as well as the car rental portal MIETWAGENCHECK; WEBASSETS B.V., which operates the ZOOVER hotel review portals and the METEOVISTA/WEERONLINE weather portals; and TOMORROW TRAVEL B.V., which operates the Dutch online travel agent TJINGO.

Furthermore the company portfolio includes JAMEDA GmbH, which operates the biggest German physician rating portal; and ORGANIZE.ME GmbH, which operates an app-based document organisation and reminder system.