Travel Weekly's 2016 Power List


4 | Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Carlson Wagonlit Travel
2015 sales:$24.2 billion
Employees:19,000
Previous ranking:4

701 Carlson Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55305
T (800) 213-7295
Website

Executives

PRESIDENT/CEO: Kurt Ekert
PRESIDENT, AMERICAS: Patrick Andersen
EVP/GENERAL COUNSEL: Lauren Aste
EVP/HEAD OF GLOBAL SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT: Scott Brennan
PRESIDENT, ASIA/PACIFIC: Kai Chan
EVP, HUMAN RESOURCES: Jean-Luc Duchemin
EVP/CFO: Martine Gerow
PRESIDENT, EMEA AND GLOBAL PARTNERS NETWORK: Kelly L. Kuhn
EVP-GLOBAL MARKETING & ENTERPRISE STRATEGY, ENERGY, RESOURCES & MARINE, MEETINGS & EVENTS: David Moran
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER: Andrew Jordan
EVP-GLOBAL PROGRAM SOLUTIONS: Cathy Voss
EVP-GLOBAL BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION: Andrew Waller
SVP, GLOBAL PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: Bindu Bhatia
SVP, GLOBAL MARKETING: Nick Vournakis
SVP, U.S. CORPORATE CLIENTS: Barbara Barnard
SVP/GENERAL MANAGER, CWT CANADA AND NORTH AMERICAN LEISURE: Sherry Saunders
SVP/GLOBAL HEAD, CWT ENERGY, RESOURCES & MARINE: Monisa Cline

2015 Developments

Introduced several innovations with the CWT AnalytIQs business intelligence tool and CWT To Go mobile hotel booking.

CWT Meetings & Events launched the Meet by CWT M&E mobile app to support all aspects of meeting planning.

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine began offering a simplified booking solution that enables a travel arranger to complete a complex itinerary via a single touch point for the logical requirements of coordinating travel to remote locations.

Opened a facility in Manila, Philippines, offering round-the-clock services to global clients.

Acquired Ormes, a French agency specializing in corporate meetings and events.

Became one of the founding members of Welcome City Lab, called the world's first travel innovation incubator.

Company Facts

100% devoted to business travel management and meetings and events management.

91.9% of sales from business, 4.9% leisure, 3.2% other.

Owns WorldMate, a subsidiary for mobile technology, which serves over 11 million business travelers by managing their itineraries.

CWT is owned by Carlson, a privately held hospitality and travel company.

Looking Ahead

Launching trip disruption services this year. Available to travelers whose tickets are issued in the U.S. and Canada, offering support from 24/7 dedicated service team.

Plans to roll out mobile flight booking this year.

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