When researching the vacation rental sector, it doesn’t take long to encounter the name Simon Lehmann.
Over the years, Lehmann has made a name for himself as an expert in the online travel and vacation rental industries. He has worked closely with companies in all sectors of travel and has held several key positions including CEO of Interhome from 2005 until 2014, president of Phocuswright until late 2017, CEO of Biketec, deputy CEO of the Hotelplan-Gruppe, and various high-level management appointments at Swissport International, a worldwide leading company in airport ground handling and a former Swissair Group company.
Additionally, Lehmann has been involved in strategic planning with many of the leading and up-and-coming players in the vacation rental sector, has served as a board member for Inntopia, and has held a position as a nonexecutive board member for HomeAway prior to its purchase by Expedia. Lehmann is passionate about identifying new talent and mentoring founders of industry startups, and has invested in many of them. He currently serves as a board member for Vacasa Europe and as an advisor to Rented.com, Transparent, Properly, HelloHere, and Travelnews.chand others. He runs and owns AJL Consulting LLC which is specialized in helping the vacation rental industry to become more professional and focused.