Friedrich Joussen is CEO of TUI GROUP. He joined the Executive Board of TUI AG in 2012 and was appointed CEO in 2013. He also was Non-Executive Chairman of TUI Travel PLC until its integration in the Group in 2014.
Prior to joining TUI Friedrich was CEO of Vodafone Germany from 2005 until 2012, in charge of the largest operating company in the global Vodafone Group. At an international level, Joussen was a member of the Board of the venture capital company Vodafone Ventures and a member of the CEO Council and the Strategy Board of Vodafone Group.
Friedrich joined Mannesmann Mobilfunk in 1988 and held various management positions in strategy, innovation management and marketing. From 1997 to 2000 he was Marketing Director. When Mannesmann was taken over by Vodafone, he was appointed Head of Global Product Management at the Vodafone Group in Newbury/UK.
Friedrich studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen and graduated as an engineer. He gained initial professional experience in Portland/Oregon.
Friedrich also serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SIXT SE.