3 | American Express Global Business Travel

American Express Global Business Travel
2018 sales: $33.7 billion
Employees: 17,400
Previous ranking: 3

101 Hudson St., 34th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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Executives

Executives CEO: Doug Anderson
PRESIDENT: Philippe Chereque
COO: Bill Brindle
CFO: Martine Gerow
CHIEF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER: David Thompson
EVP, GLOBAL SUPPLIER RELATIONS: Michael Qualantone
CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER: Patricia Huska
CHIEF TRANSFORMATION OFFICER: Joanna Macleod

2018 Developments

Acquired Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), No. 7 on the 2018 Power List.

Unveiled a multichannel ground transportation platform that gives travel managers and travelers expanded flexibility, choice and control.

Partnered with Lola, an innovative travel solution, to simplify and accelerate the corporate travel management experience for companies with unmanaged or lightly managed travel programs.

Company Facts

A business travel management company. Corporations retain GBT to manage corporate travel and meetings programs, providing services and support to business travelers.

A privately held, limited liability company incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands, owned by American Express (50%) and Juweel Investors (50%), an investor group led by Certares.

Looking Ahead

Will continue the GBT-HRG integration plan with a dedicated and experienced project management team.

Plans further expansion of delivery of travel management services to midmarket businesses.

Plans to continue global rollout of the GBT technology core platform, including Air Re-Shop Expert and Hotel Re-Shop Expert.

Will provide travel management benchmarking and consulting services with recently launched Peer Travel Insights.

Will continue to leverage the power of the GBT core technology platform and data and analytics infrastructure to power solutions that enhance the traveler experience and support the increasingly sophisticated role of the travel manager.

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