HBX Group announces the appointment of Brendan Brennan as the new CFO to replace Andrés García-Tenorio


Following the announcement by Andrés García-Tenorio, HBX Group CFO for the past 20 years, of his intention to leave the business in the next 12 months following a planned succession process, Brendan Brennan, a highly respected and experienced PLC CFO, has been appointed as his successor, effective from October 2024. At the same time, CEO Nicolas Huss thanks Andrés for his significant contribution and welcomes Brendan, highlighting his extensive experience in financial leadership. Andrés remains to support Brendan during the transition, ensuring a smooth handover.

HBX Group, a leading TravelTech B2B ecosystem player, announced today that Chief Financial Officer Andrés García-Tenorio will leave his role and step away from the business over the next 12 months, following a planned succession process. The company has appointed Brendan Brennan, former CFO of ICON plc, as the new CFO, effective October 2024.

For the past 20 years, Andrés García-Tenorio has guided the business through various economic cycles with his steady leadership and financial expertise, achieving a robust financial position marked by substantial cash reserves, an improved credit rating, and a period of significant growth and transformation.

Brendan Brennan joins HBX Group from ICON plc, a publicly listed global clinical research provider, where he served as CFO for the past 13 years. Brendan brings a wealth of experience in financial management, mergers & acquisitions, and investor relations.

Nicolas Huss, CEO of HBX Group, said“Andrés has been instrumental in building the substantial financial foundation we have today. His dedication and strategic vision have positioned us for continued success.” At the same time, Mr. Huss continued: “We are excited to welcome Brendan to HBX Group. His extensive experience and proven track record in financial leadership as part of a global publicly listed company make him the ideal successor to Andrés. We are confident that Brendan will play a pivotal role in achieving our future growth ambitions.”

Andrés García-Tenorio will dedicate time to future personal projects but will remain available for a 12-month transition period to support Brendan in the role.

Brendan brings extensive experience in public listed companies including investor relations, board-level reporting, and presenting to public company sub-committees. He has worked with teams across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, managing a 41,000-FTE organisation.

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