Simon Lehmann is a world leading expert and opinion leader in the online travel industry. He began his global business career in the logistics and supply chain industry. Afterward, Lehmann moved into the world of airlines and ground handling before ending up in the travel industry. Lehmann’s main area of focus has been in the private accommodation and vacation rental space. He served as CEO to one of the world’s largest vacation rental companies and was a board member of HomeAway. He holds a BBA from the GSBA, Zurich, with a focus on sales and marketing. Before founding his consulting company, Lehmann served as the CEO to the world’s most respected online travel research and conference company, Phocuswright. In addition to his corporate career, he became a serial angel investor in various online travel startups with an emphasis on short-term rentals and online travel. Lehmann continues to sit on a number of boards in various industries. Some of his passions include inspiring and leading teams and developing and executing strategies which he has translated into public speaking. Lehmann presents for digital travel, vacation rental, and network conferences all around the world. As a public speaker, Lehmann is highly-regarded, vibrant, emotional and authentic, and his wealth of know-how has allowed him to wrap his speaking content with the experiences he has made throughout his career.