Time Out Group has named Christine Petersen CEO of its business division Time Out Digital. She has led global growth strategies for digital travel brands such as TripAdvisor, where she was most recently CMO and president of TripAdvisor for Business.
Petersen is tasked with leveraging the growth opportunity within Time Out Digital, as it continues to execute upon its strategy to transact with its global monthly audience of 156 million, according to a release.
“I couldn’t think of anyone better to lead this business division,” Julio Bruno, CEO of Time Out Group, said in a statement. “Christine will be key in driving our e-commerce strategy as we increasingly transact with our large global audience.”
Before joining Time Out Digital, Petersen was involved with several early-stage start-ups and spent nearly a decade with TripAdvisor. Named one of the top 25 women in US travel in 2008 by Forbes Magazine, she also held a variety of management roles in digital travel and financial services companies, including Preview Travel, Travelocity and Fidelity Investments, among other places.
Petersen was appointed a non-executive director of the Board of Time Out Group in February of last year, and will continue to serve in that role as she begins as CEO.
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