Lopo Champalimaud steps down as CEO of booking platform Treatwell
Lopo Champalimaud has stepped down as chief executive of Treatwell after 11 years of service at the company.
Champalimaud helped co-found the online hair and beauty booking platform in 2008, originally called Wahanda until it rebranded to Treatwell in 2016. The site now has more than 30,000 salons and spas listed and more than 10 million people booking appointments through the platform every year.
“After 11 amazing years at Treatwell I finally decided, that with the new decade, it was time for me to handover the CEO role to the very talented Kei Kaji [previously chief commercial officer],” Champalimaud said on his LinkedIn page.
“Over the past five years I’ve had the great pleasure to work with Kei on our mission to digitise the hair and beauty industry.
“Together with 600 immensely talented employees, we have built Treatwell into the largest hair and beauty booking platform in Europe, with tens of thousands of amazing salon partners and tens of millions of happy customers.
“Thank you to all of you who have helped me along this journey (too long to list here) – I could not have done it without you.”
Champalimaud will remain on as an advisor to Kaji and the Treatwell board.
He has also spoken at several World Spa & Wellness Conventions over the years. Why not book your ticket to the 2020 WSW Conference?