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. He also has a strong track record in equity markets.
From 1995 to 2004 Xavier worked for Spanish Grupo Áreas (part of Elior Group, a world-leading company in contract and concession catering). There he oversaw new business opportunities in Spain and internationally, as well as strategic planning, reporting and controlling.
Before joining gategroup Xavier was at Dufry, a leading global travel retailer operating in 60 countries, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2012 and Chief Operating Officer EMEA and Asia from 2012 to 2015. During his time at Dufry he was accountable for the company’s profitability, including material turn-arounds and business restructuring. He led more than ten 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. He was appointed CEO at gategroup in April 2015.
Xavier has a BBA and an MBA in International Management and Finance, and a Masters degree in Business Law.