Expedia last week said its European president and a member of the board of directors resigned and was replaced by José Antonio Tazón, who is non-executive chairman of the board at Amadeus IT Group. He was appointed Amadeus chairman in January after a November announcement said he would pass the president and CEO post to David Jones.
According to an Expedia filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the departing Expedia executive, Simon Breakwell, revealed his "intention to resign" as an Expedia board member on March 17 "effective upon the election of his successor." Expedia elected Tazón two days later. "Breakwell confirmed that his resignation was not due to a disagreement with the company on any matter relating to the company’s operations, policies or practices," according to the filing. [more]