Walter Seib studied at Vienna’s Gastgewerbefachschule School of Hotel Management. After holding management positions with Wescho Gastronomie and Mövenpick, he joined HMSHost in 1993 as a Multi Unit Restaurant Manager.
He held positions including Food & Beverage Manager at Schiphol Airport and Director of Concepts & Marketing. Later he was Managing Director of HEMS, HMSHost’s Netherlands subsidiary which was responsible for F&B operations at Schiphol – the company’s largest operation outside the USA.
He became Managing Director of HMSHost International for all business development and operations outside North America. Additionally he was Senior Vice President for HMSHost Corporation and part of its Senior Executive Team.
He was then CEO of La Place, a leading Netherlands restaurant chain. He also served as a member of the board of V&D Group, a department store chain with an annual turnover of €1 billion.
Seib re-joined HMSHost in 2012 as CEO for Host of Holland and Food & Beverage for Northern Europe, South America, Middle East & Asia Pacific. In this position he is responsible for all business development and operations in airports and other travel venues. He is part of the Senior Executive Team of Autogrill Group.