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HRG CEO to join American Express GBT board following takeover

David Radcliffe, CEO of Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), will join the GBT board upon the completion of its acquisition
31/05/2018

Pictured: David Radcliffe, CEO of Hogg Robinson Group

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced that David Radcliffe, CEO of Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), will join the GBT board upon the completion of its acquisition of HRG.
 
Radcliffe was appointed CEO of HRG in 1997 and led the company’s successful repositioning as a focused corporate services group. He was appointed to its board in 1989, having joined the group originally in 1978. Radcliffe is also a non-executive director of Wincanton plc, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and has also been inducted into BTN’s Hall of Fame in North America and the British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame in the UK.
 
Greg O’Hara, chairman of GBT, said: “I will be delighted to welcome David to the GBT board following the completion of GBT’s acquisition of HRG. He brings a wealth of industry experience and expertise and will play an important role as we integrate HRG, delivering continuity and helping to provide value for all stakeholders and shareholders.”
 
David Radcliffe said: “I’m excited to be given the opportunity to join the board of the combined group following the completion of GBT’s acquisition of HRG and to work with the best talent and technology from both organisations. The transaction will create a truly world-class company capable of delivering significant benefits to clients, colleagues and suppliers.”
 
The acquisition of HRG is subject to satisfaction or waiver of the European Commission clearance (or the Competition and Markets Authority, the German Federal Cartel Office, and the Austrian Federal Competition Authority clearances, as applicable), the United States Hart Scott Rodino clearances and all general third party clearances.


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