Katherine Grass Head of Innovation and Ventures

Katherine Grass

Head of Innovation and Ventures
Amadeus IT Group S.A.
Katherine is Head of Innovation & Ventures at Amadeus IT Group. With more than 20 years of experience in IT, Katherine has been on all sides of deals, entrepreneur, business angel and venture capitalist. As head of innovation and ventures, her role is to be at the forefront of innovation and to bring this insight back to impact the organization to shape the future of travel. In 2013 Katherine founded the venture fund at Amadeus, bringing the idea from inception to making their first two investments within the first 5 months. The portfolio now has investments all over the globe.

Prior to Amadeus and her start-up career, Katherine led business development efforts held senior positions at Compaq Computer both at the European headquarters and the UK subsidiary. Katherine is originally from the US and is trilingual in English, Spanish and German.