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 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 of 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 admire to get to know new inspiring cultures & its people. After dynamic work 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.

Benjamin Gredeson

Marketing Manager

Benjamin Gredeson, a Swede living in Berlin, is our creative marketing manager. Travelling has been a big part of his life so far – and he is not going to stop! He is thrilled to learn more about the industry as well as continue to develop this platform and its community. Ben is a studied Engineer.

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.

Tatsiana Drybiantsova

IT Projects Manager

Tatsiana Drybiantsova is part of our external team of developers. Her responsibilities include management of software development team, business analysis, collect and describing requirements. Her experience in projects management which connect with travel more than 8 years. A tough cookie.

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.

Alex Lankevich

Software Engineer

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

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!

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.

Are Morch

Facebook Community Leader

Are Morch is our Facebook Community Leader; a Norwegian living on a farm in Mississippi. His humor is as dry as the hay on his farm after 8 weeks of no rain. Are is a very experienced hotel blogger with a huge reach. In his blogs he discusses a wide range of “hotel relevant topics” – always looking ahead. He works with Hotels that look to both taps into new uncontested markets while also renew and excite current markets.