Jost joined Amadeus as HR Director Group Rewards in the Madrid offices in March 2015. Group Rewards manages Amadeus’ various equity programmes (PSP and Share Match Plan), is responsible for the overall annual salary and Bonus processes and maintains and oversees our mobility programmes and corporate insurance policies such as Allianz International Health Care and the International SOS policy. In addition, the team advises local HR on various compensation and benefits matters such as Sales Incentive Schemes or local company pension, where they seek guidance and counsel, ensuring that corporate HR policy guidelines are being maintained. Since January 2019 Jost and the team are also the main points of contact for all of Amadeus’ M&A activities as regards any people matter work-streams in the due diligence phase and, where an acquisition is accomplished, also the later integration workstreams.
Jost comes to Amadeus with over 25 years of HR experience. He started his career in HR as a trainee and junior HRBP in 1990 with Citigroup/Citibank in Germany and held various HR roles in the Group including 3 years as Relationship Manager for the European expatriate population from New York and Dusseldorf, almost 10 years as Comp & Benefits Director for the German Citibank business and time as the Comp & Benefits Head for the Consumer EMEA organization from London. Managing a variety of equity programmes in the business units under his remit was an integral part of Jost’s day-to-day responsibilities.
Before joining Amadeus Jost spent the last few years as the Head of Compensation & Benefits for a German family owned direct sales organization of frozen foods and ice cream.
After graduating with a Masters in English and German, Jost spent the first years of his professional life in England, where he taught English at a commercial language school and managed the school’s accommodation and accounting departments.