Bob Schumacher is Managing Director Sales, United Kingdom & Ireland for United. In this role, which he assumed in January 2011, he is responsible for the sales and marketing activity of United in the two countries; as well as European trade contact centres and Marketing.
Previously, Schumacher was Senior Director of the UK & Ireland for the former Continental Airlines subsidiary, a position which he held from 2004. Schumacher joined Continental in 1994 as Airport Business Manager at Gatwick and became Cargo Director Sales & Service for EMEA in 1997, before becoming Director Passenger Sales for the UK and Ireland in 2000.
Prior to joining Continental, Schumacher worked for UK charter airline Air 2000 (now renamed and a part of the First Choice/TUI Group), and previous to that for British Midland at the then newly-opened London City Airport.
Schumacher is Chair of the Board of Airline Representatives, BAR-UK, and a recent chair of the STAR Alliance Country Steering Group in the UK & Ireland.
Schumacher is a BSc Hons graduate in Geography/Economics from Keele University. He lives in Surrey and is married with two children.