Former CityJet chief executive Christine Ourmieres-Widener has been named in the newly-created role of chief global sales officer for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT).
She will be responsible for the organisation’s global sales organisation and global client group as well as its global business consulting division.
Ourmieres-Widener, who starts in the London-based position in June, will report to chief commercial and technology officer Philippe Chérèque.
Chérèque said: “Companies with complex global operations and corporate travel needs look to GBT to go beyond best-in-class booking and servicing to integrate policy development, traveler engagement, compliance and business intelligence into end-to-end travel solutions.
“Combined with investments in information, technology and products, this newly-created role will capitalise on the synergies within our global sales, client management and consulting teams to advance our customer relationships.”
He added: “With her proven track record of delivering growth in line with a strategic vision, combined with her experience leading travel companies across Europe and the US, Christine is the ideal executive for this role.
“She is widely recognised as a progressive leader and an industry luminary, and I am delighted to have her join our team at this time of great change and growth.”
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