Ameet Ranadive will join GetYourGuide as our first-ever CPO and Nils Chrestin in the role of CFO. According to our CEO, Johannes, “As GetYourGuide enters the next stage of its journey with the aim to seamlessly connect more and more travelers with the most incredible experiences around the world, their growth-oriented mindsets and proven track records will prove invaluable. We’re thrilled to welcome them on board.”
My deepest passion lies in developing products that reflect bold, ambitious visions of the future, and GetYourGuide’s mission to give the whole world access to incredible experiences resonates deeply with me.
— Ameet Ranadive, Chief Product Officer
Ranadive comes to Berlin from Silicon Valley, where he acquired 2 decades of product leadership experience, most recently leading the Well-being product team at Instagram. Prior to his work at Instagram, Ranadive served as VP and General Manager of Revenue Product at Twitter, where he helped grow the company’s revenue by a factor of seven in just four years.
“Traveling has given me some of my most meaningful experiences and cherished memories,” said Ranadive. “My deepest passion lies in developing products that reflect bold, ambitious visions of the future, and GetYourGuide’s mission to give the whole world access to incredible experiences resonates deeply with me. The quality, passion and culture of the team they’ve built is a testament to the importance of the journey they’ve embarked on. I look forward to building innovative, world-class products that advance that journey together.”
— Nils Chrestin, Chief Financial Officer
Nils Chrestin succeeds Josef Gatzek in the role of CFO after previously serving as Group CFO at Global Fashion Group (GFG), the leading online fashion and lifestyle destination in growth markets. He played a key role in the post-merger integration of several regional online fashion and lifestyle destinations across Asia-Pacific, Latin America, CIS, the Middle East, and India. In his capacity as Group CFO, Chrestin oversaw several rounds of funding, the growth and development of global finance and legal functions, significant profitability improvements, and growth of the business’ net merchandising value to €1.5 billion. Previously, Chrestin served as managing director and CFO for Lamoda, GFG’s business covering the CIS market. He began his career in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley.
“The shift toward spending on experiences and creating memories is the most important consumer trend of the century,” said Chrestin. “This will have a profound impact on travel. In GetYourGuide’s leadership team, I’ve found a like-minded group that grasps the magnitude of this opportunity, and I’m thrilled to be joining for the next chapter of the journey.”
We extend the warmest of welcomes to both Ameet Ranadive and Nils Chrestin and are looking forward to seeing their impact in the months and years ahead.
Full biographies and headshots of Ameet Ranadive and Nils Chrestin can be found on our press page.
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