Larry De Shon is president, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) for Avis Budget Group, Inc., overseeing the Avis and Budget car rental businesses within the region. Mr. De Shon was previously executive vice president of Avis Budget domestic (U.S.) operations.
Prior to joining Avis Budget Group, Mr. De Shon was senior vice president of airport operations at United Airlines, Inc. As the head of United's worldwide airport operations, he oversaw ground operations, logistics, safety, security, customer processing and service, product development and internal communications, leading an organization of 23,000 employees in 29 countries.
He began his 28-year career with the airline carrier as a customer service representative and advanced to hold numerous positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure.
Mr. De Shon is based in Avis Budget's EMEA headquarters in Bracknell, United Kingdom. He received bachelor degrees in both communications and sociology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.