Michel Taride is the Group President of Hertz International covering all corporate and franchise operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Michel began his career with Hertz in 1980 as Station Manager at Cannes Airport and over a 37 year period has progressed through the business holding numerous leadership positions in operational, commercial, country and divisional management.
As the world transforms, Michel is now leading the mobility strategies for Hertz working closely with start-ups and incubators.
Michel is the Chair of the Advisory Board for the GTTP (Global Travel and Tourism Partnership), a non for profit organisation that supports education in many developing countries. Michel represents the Hertz Corporation as a founding member of the WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council) and is part of their Membership Committee.
Michel currently resides in London with his wife and three children and is an accomplished musician, he also enjoys sailing and mountaineering.