Travel Weekly's 2016 Power List


3 | American Express Global Business Travel

American Express Global Business Travel
2015 sales: $30 billion
Employees: 12,000
Previous ranking: 3 (combined with American Express Travel in 2015)

101 Hudson St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
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Executives

CHAIRMAN/ INTERIM CEO: Greg O'Hara
CHIEF COMMERCIAL AND TECHNOLOGY OFFICER: Philippe Chereque
SVP, GLOBAL SUPPLIER RELATIONS: Michael Qualantone
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER: Eric Bock
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER: Steve Curts
CFO: Norma Corio
SVP, GLOBAL SERVICE DELIVERY: Joanna Macleod
CHIEF GLOBAL SALES OFFICER: Christine Ourmieres-Widener
VP/GENERAL MANAGER, U.S. & CANADA: Colin Temple
MANAGING DIRECTOR, ASIA-PACIFIC: David Reimer
MANAGING DIRECTOR, EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA: Elyes Mrad
GM, LATIN AMERICA: Gerardo Tejado
GM, MEETINGS & EVENTS: Issa Jouaneh

2015 Developments

Moving toward a cloud-based infrastructure to serve its corporate clients. Partnering with several cloud-based systems, including NetSuite, which enables GBT to achieve greater visibility into global operations through improved financial, billing and revenue management systems and solutions; Coupa, which provides spend management solutions; and Workday for finance and HR. The company expects to complete its transition to the cloud later this year

The company also enhanced its duty of care portfolio with a series of products. They included launch of Traveler Care Functionalities (to enable location, communication and aid for travelers); launch of Proactive Traveler Care (to help deal with travel disruptions proactively, often before travelers know they exist); and an iJET partnership (provides customers with greater access to communication and risk management tools).

Company Facts

2015 sales total includes volume processed through nonconsolidated joint ventures and travel partner network.

A joint venture that is not wholly owned by American Express Co. or any of its subsidiaries. American Express Global Business Travel, American Express and the American Express logo are trademarks of American Express and are used under limited license.

Privately held. Owned by American Express Co., Certares.

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