Hadi Moussa has been appointed general manager for northern Europe at Airbnb, taking over the role from James McClure who departed earlier in the summer.
Moussa will be responsible for overseeing local markets across northern Europe, including the UK & Ireland, Netherlands, and the Nordics.
In his new role, he will be helping to create opportunities for Airbnb to grow into a fully end-to-end travel platform that offers magical trips to everyone.
He will be prioritising sustainable growth across the Airbnb community, continuing to build strong relationships with governments and stakeholders in the region.
Moussa joined Airbnb in 2015 and was formerly general manager for Middle East and Africa and head of EMEA business development.
Moussa said: “There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of Airbnb.
“Hosts have revolutionised the accommodation industry, now they are transforming every part of the travel experience, from the experiences people have, the people they meet and the memories they make.
“I am delighted to be taking on this role and to continue working alongside the Airbnb community and our partners in government to advocate for people-powered travel across Northern Europe.”
He comes from a long background in technology, having worked at Facebook on strategy and business development across the EMEA region, and leading mobile partnerships in Europe, Middle East and Africa.