Fernando Cuesta

SVP Commercial Europe Hospitality Unit – Amadeus

Speaker Info


Fernando Cuesta is Senior Vice President, Commercial, Europe, Hospitality for Amadeus. Based in Madrid, Cuesta oversees all European countries and the French-speaking countries of North Africa.

Cuesta brings more than a decade of in-depth travel industry experience to this role. He has spent the past 10 years at Amadeus working in a wide range of markets and business areas. Most recently, Cuesta held the dual role of SVP, retail travel agency in Western Europe and also CEO for Spain and Portugal. Previously as Global Marketing Director and Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Cuesta has led a long period of sustained growth and excellence in customer proximity and operations.

Prior to joining Amadeus, Cuesta worked in corporate strategy, business development and mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and finance helping to grow the business in companies such as Telecom Italia, Euskaltel, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Union Fenosa and Movierecord.