- OYO Vacation Homes has appointed the Dutchman Ruud Smeets as CEO of Traum-Ferienwohnungen. From April 1st, he will be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s development strategy.
- In addition to his role at Dream Vacation Rentals, Ruud Smeets will join the global leadership team at OYO Vacation Homes in the role of COO Marketplaces.
Ruud Smeets is the new CEO of the online marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen. With more than 20 years of experience in management positions at international level, R. Smeets will concentrate on managing dream holiday homes in order to further strengthen the company’s position in an increasingly competitive environment. In his new position, R. Smeets will be the head of Traum-Ferienwohnungen. The company is one of the leading European online marketplaces for vacation rentals. With the help of user-friendly software for the management of vacation rentals and bookings, Traum-Ferienwohnungen enables owners and administrators to present their properties to an international audience. The company now mediates over 95 in around 70 countries.
During his more than 20-year career, R. Smeets has founded various companies and has held numerous management positions in various technology and fast-growing companies worldwide. R. Smeets is used to leading projects in international, competitive and changing environments. Among other things, he worked in leading positions at companies such as Scout24, ELEQT, KPN, Yahoo! and KPMG.
Upon his appointment, R. Smeets affirmed: “It is my pleasure to join a company with the strength and potential of dream vacation homes and OYO Vacation Homes. Even if the situation for the entire tourism sector is currently very difficult due to the Corona crisis, I am sure that we will all soon make it together. Thanks to the company’s strong, unique and competitive position in an increasingly complex market, but also, and this is very important, due to the existing quality and the experience of a very competent team, I am looking forward to a healthy future for dream holiday homes and OYO Vacation Homes. “
R. Smeets, who reports directly to Tobias Wann, Global CEO of OYO Vacation Homes, graduated from Maastricht University with a degree in business administration and attended a postgraduate executive education program at Nyenrode Business University.