Tom Klein


Board Member

Tom Klein has served as a non-executive director of Global Blue since June 2022.

Mr. Klein is a Senior Managing Director of Certares.  Prior to joining Certares, Mr. Klein was a Director, CEO and President of Sabre Incorporated, a global technology company serving the travel industry and its subsidiary, Travelocity.com, one of the world’s leading online travel brands.  Prior to being appointed as CEO, Mr. Klein held a number of executive positions at Sabre, including President, Executive Vice President and both domestic and international Senior Vice President roles.  Mr. Klein led the very successful IPO of Sabre in 2014.

Prior to joining Sabre, Mr. Klein held various management positions at American Airlines and Consolidated Freightways and has spent 29 years as an operator in the travel sector.  Mr. Klein was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Board of Directors of Brand USA in 2010 where he was reappointed twice and ended his third term in 2017 as Chairman.  Mr. Klein also served on President Barack Obama’s President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.  Mr. Klein serves on the Board of Directors of Avia Solutions Group and is a member of the Investment Committee and the Management Committee of Certares Management LLC.  Mr. Klein previously served on the Boards of Directors of Cedar Fair Entertainment, Nirvana Travel & Tourism, and Playa Resorts.

Mr. Klein received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Villanova University, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.

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