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Former CWT CEO takes helm at American Express GBT

Doug Anderson announced as new CEO, following Bill Glenn's departure in April
22/08/2016

Pictured: Doug Anderson, new CEO at American Express GBT

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has  announced a new leader in Doug Anderson, who has joined the company as CEO.


Anderson, who was formerly president and CEO at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, brings more than 30 years' of global management experience to the role.


He replaces former CEO Bill Glenn, who left the company in April.


Anderson said: "Now more than ever, GBT is an innovator in travel management and a company that is forging the way towards a new definition of business travel.


"With new technology offerings and the opportunity to continue to expand GBT’s footprint, the company is on a clear path towards unparalleled success. I am honoured to lead the organisation on this journey as we transform business travel."


Greg O’Hara, chairman of the board, American Express GBT said: "Over the past two years, we have assembled an unparalleled team of top industry talent, and Doug is the right leader to continue the great momentum we’ve seen with GBT to date.


"We are a proven, winning team backed by substantial investment, with a focus on the future. Our infrastructure transformation is nearing completion and our M&A activity is ramping up quickly.  We are making and will continue to make sweeping technology investments to support our customers’ ever evolving requirements."


O’Hara added: "These investments are paying off and the industry is taking notice by rewarding us with new business. In many ways, we’re just getting started. Having a well respected travel industry leader like Doug as CEO to drive the operations of our business, will help us continue to accelerate this pace. Doug’s business travel knowledge and his ability to lead strong, successful companies that deliver exceptional value to their customers make him the ideal person to continue GBT’s growth now and in the future."


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