Larry De Shon assumed the title of president, International for Avis Budget Group on January 1, 2015. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the Company’s Avis, Budget, Zipcar, Payless and Apex businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr. De Shon was previously president of Avis Budget’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operating region, and prior to that, he served as executive vice president of Avis Budget domestic (U.S.) operations.
Before 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 European headquarters in Bracknell, United Kingdom. He received bachelor degrees in both communications and sociology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.