Ilona De March steps down as president of BCD Travels EMEA region 2015 …

Ilona De March steps down as president of BCD Travel’s EMEA region

UTRECHT, Netherlands, June 15, 2015 – Ilona De March has stepped down from her role as president of BCD Travel’s EMEA region and is leaving the company. Longtime Global CFO Stephan Baars, based in Bremen, Germany, has stepped in as acting president for EMEA while we recruit for Ilona’s successor. Customers will see no impact from this change. Thanks to a strong management team, it will be business as usual.

About BCD Travel

BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive, and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with almost 14,900 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain the industry’s most consistent client retention rate, with 2019 sales of US$27.5 billion. For more information, visit

About BCD Group

BCD Group is a market leader in the travel industry. The privately-owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management and its subsidiary BCD Meetings & Events, global meetings and events agency), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking) and Airtrade (consolidation and fulfillment). BCD Group employs over 15,900 people and operates in 109 countries with total sales of US$30 billion in 2019, including US$10.9 billion partner sales. For more information, visit