SINGAPORE, 7 July 2016: TripAdvisor announced, Wednesday, the appointment of Gary Fritz as chief growth officer and president, Asia Pacific.
In his capacity as chief growth officer, he will be responsible for driving growth and strategy across the entire family of TripAdvisor brands.
In his role as president of APAC, he is responsible for leading TripAdvisor’s operations and strategy throughout the Asia Pacific region.
“I am delighted to announce that Gary has joined TripAdvisor to lead our company’s continued development and expansion across the important Asia Pacific region,” said TripAdvisor Inc president and CEO Stephen Kaufer. “TripAdvisor is poised to capture both inbound and outbound travel throughout the APAC region and we are committed to developing and expanding our market position throughout APAC.”
Before joining TripAdvisor, Fritz founded the advisory and investment group Amanogawa, LLC, where he advised the leadership of several multi-national companies on global strategy and expansion plans, with clients that included Rakuten and TripAdvisor.
He held a variety of senior executive roles at Expedia, Inc from 2003 to 2012 (when the company was part of Expedia). From 2008 to 2012, he served as president, Partner Services Group for Expedia, where he led Expedia’s commercial activity and strategy on a global
Prior to Expedia, he worked with the global consultancy McKinsey & Company for three years focused on telecom and distressed debt practices.