MEET OUR TEAM

Welcome to our team members page!

 

Our vision for World Travel Nation is to become the biggest active online destination for travel professionals – both for companies and individuals. We are a dedicated team that believes a disruption in the travel industry is needed to make the life easier for travel professionals. Get to know the team by scrolling down to see what they are up to!

Jan Larsen

Founder & CEO

Jan Larsen is focusing on financials and strategy. Jan used to be a “number guy” – investment banking etc. He has started several projects. He is Danish and has besides Denmark lived in the UK, Switzerland (French and German parts), Germany, Poland and now US and Portugal. He holds a Ms. in Economics and an MBA from  IMD.

Katja Larsen

Founder & COO

Katja Larsen is an entrepreneur and global marketing strategy specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry, international business development & management, marketing communications; network & partnership development. Katja is responsible for the overall coordination, functional management and leadership of all Public Relations, Social Media, Digital Marketing and Marketing Events for World Travel Nation Ltd.

Marcus Schäfer

CNO

Marcus Schäfer takes care of WTN´s network and is the responsible manager for all process questions of our members. In his “former life” in Germany he has been working in banks, insurance companies and business administration and so brings a lot of experience  of proper processes to the table. He loves connecting and interacting with different kinds of people from all over the world. Marcus lives in Gran Canaria, Spain.

Victor Zscharnt

Key Account Manager

Victor Zscharnt studies Print & Media technologies in Berlin, Germany – when he isn’t working for WTN. Victor worked several years with Katja Larsen in her DMC.  He loves to travel, discover and learn new stuff. Now he is up to revolutionize the work of Travel Professionals with World Travel Nation.

Maximilian Auerbach

Key Account Manager

Maximilian Auerbach is fascinated by traveling, exploring different destinations and loves knowing new inspiring cultures & its people. After various positions with global agencies & service providers he is now up to change the travel industry with World Travel Nation Ltd. Max holds a Ms. In Engineering.

Tatsiana Drybiantsova

IT Projects Manager

Tatsiana Drybiantsova manages our external team of developers. Her responsibilities include the management of the software development team, business / process analysis, collecting and documentation of the process. She has more than 8 years of experience in project management related to travel. A tough cookie.

Nadia Zubekhina

UX/UI Designer

Nadia is a professional User Experience and User Interface (UX/UI) Designer with more than 15 years of experience in different fields of design. With her mixed background in design and software engineering, she has been a true treasure in creating the WTN platform – unique and high-quality products with innovative technologies and design. Her free time she devotes to family, landscape design, sewing and sport ballroom dances.

Alex Lankevich

Software Engineer

Alex Lankevich joined the team in November 2018. His responsibilities include software development and support. He has more than 7 year of experience with software development. He is in love with BMW cars and mad driving!

Pavel Meyerovich

Software Engineer

Pavel Meyerovich joined the team in July 2018. His responsibilities include development, implementation and testing of new features and maintenance and refactoring of existing platform code base.

Alexander Dingeldey

Data Security Commissioner

Prof. Dr. Alexander Dingeldey studied business and applied computer science in Munich and Regensburg. As a strategy business consultant, he has done projects with clients across the tourism value chain and key players in the German tourism industry. Since 2014 he is program coordinator for Tourism with the specialization distribution and transport at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Ravensburg. Alex is our Data Security Commissioner.

Sebastian Worel

Senior VP Business Development & Consulting

Sebastian Worel is a highly experienced professional in the tourism industry with a vast, worldwide network – including, but not limited to, tour operators, whole-sellers, inbound operators & DMC’s, hotel chains, travel tech companies and National Tourism Offices. He gained his expertise and contacts during 25 years in leading positions in management, business development & consultancy. Sebastian has been instrumental in developing the WTN strategy and he “opens doors for WTN”. He appreciates a good cigar!