Regional Director Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Booking.com
As Booking.com’s Regional Director for Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Joost is responsible for leading the local Partner Services teams that service, support and grow business for Booking.com’s many property partners, as well as driving business development in new markets throughout the region. He oversees 40+ offices that focus on nurturing and building relationships with existing and new partners across all accommodation categories including everything from apartments, hotels and guesthouses to villas, boats and even igloos.
Joost started his career at Booking.com in 2008 as an Account Manager for Belgium based out of Booking.com’s headquarters in Amsterdam. After five years of managing teams in various roles across Belgium and the Netherlands, he relocated in 2013 to Dubai to lead the business in the Middle East & Africa as Regional Manager. In July 2018, he moved to London as Regional Director for Northern EMEA. One year later, August 2019, he changed into his current role based out of Rome, Italy.
Before joining Booking.com, Joost worked in revenue management for several local hotel chains in the Netherlands. He is fluent in Dutch and English.