Jan L. Docter has been elected to the priceline.com Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Mr. Docter currently serves as a consultant to several companies, including Booking.com B.V. Mr. Docter served as the interim Chief Financial Officer of Corio NV, a Dutch real estate investment company, from mid-2005 to mid-2006. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Getronics NV, a Dutch information and communications technology services company, from 1988 to 2003. From 1985 to 1988, he was Chief Financial Officer of Centrafarm Group NV, a European producer and distributor of generic pharmaceuticals and other drugs. From 1979 to 1984, he served in a variety of financial positions for the recording/entertainment company Polygram NV. Mr. Docter also was an Industry Special Grants Officer for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
“We believe that Jan Docter’s experience doing business in Europe will be very valuable to priceline.com’s Board of Directors as priceline.com continues to expand its hotel reservation services internationally,” said priceline.com Chairman Ralph M. Bahna. “As an advisor to Booking.com, he also possesses a thorough understanding of the intricacies of our particular businesses and the strategies they seek to execute. We look forward to Jan’s participation on our Board and to working with him.”