Philipp Ries (1974) has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017 and its Vice President since April 2019. Since February 2020, he has also been its President on an interim basis. He has been working for Google in Zurich since 2010, and has held the position of Head of EMEA Assistant Distribution Partnerships since July 2018. The tourism and digital expert has many years of experience in the management of SMEs and in the manage- ment of international corporations. He is an active investor and start-up coach and, since 2016, he has been active in the tourism sector as a member of the advisory board of the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons. Philipp Ries holds a master’s degree in Computer Science & Economics from the University of Zurich and has completed in 2014 the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University. Philipp Ries is a Swiss citizen.