Appointed CEO of gategroup in April 2015, Xavier Rossinyol has more than 20 years’ experience in the airline service industry.
Appointed CEO of gategroup in April 2015, Xavier Rossinyol has more than 20 years’ experience in the airline service industry, including airport contract catering, duty free and duty paid shops, licensing activities and F&B management experience. He also has a strong track record in equity markets.
Before joining gategroup he was with Dufry, a leading travel retailer operating in 60 countries. He served as Chief Operating Officer EMEA and Asia from 2012 to 2015, and Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2012. During his time at Dufry, Xavier was accountable for profitability, including material turnarounds and business restructuring. He led post-merger integrations across several continents as well as M&A activities across Europe, the USA, Latin America and Asia. He also opened close to 15 new markets in Europe, Africa and Asia.
From 1995 to 2004 Xavier worked for Grupo Áreas (part of Group Elior, a world-leading company in contract and concession catering). He oversaw new business opportunities in Spain and internationally as well as strategic planning, reporting and controlling.
Xavier has a BBA and an MBA in International Management and Finance from ESADE and a Master’s in Business Law from Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.