The German online developer Bigpoint has brought in Booking.com CEO Kees Koolen to sit on its board as a non-executive director.
Koolen was an angel investor in Booking.com, and was named COO of the company in 2001. He took the role of CEO in 2008, before stepping down in 2011. During his time at the company, Booking.com rose to become the largest hotel booking website in the world.
“I cannot think of a better person to join us than Kees, as he has already disrupted the hotel reservation space and his insights and experience in shaping and scaling teams will be extremely valuable in executing and rolling out our strategy,” said Bigpoint CEO Khaled Helioui in a statement.