| Surrey, England|
| 13 May 1954 (age 61) (1954-05-13) Galicia, Spain|
former CEO of the Thomas Cook Group
Manny Fontenla-Novoa Wikipedia
Manny Fontenla-Novoa (born 13 May 1954) is a Spanish-British businessman, the former chief executive of Thomas Cook Group from 2003 until his resignation in August 2011.
Born in Galicia on 13 May 1954, he moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 11.
Fontenla-Novoa started his career with Thomas Cook in the printing department in 1972 and held a variety of roles until he joined International Leisure Group in 1988. After International Leisure Group collapsed, Fontenla-Novoa cofounded tour operator Sunworld in 1991. He joined Thomas Cook after their acquisition of Sunworld in 1996, and became its chief executive in 2003.
Fontenla-Novoa is also a director of Iberostar, a Spanish hotel chain. He lives in Surrey with his wife and four children.