Johan Persson, formerly head of global account management at Radius Global Travel, has joined rival American Express Global Business Travel.
He has been named as UK account management director and will be based in London.
Persson, who also previously worked as account management vice president at Portman Travel, will be responsible for leading American Express’s UK account management teams and customer strategy, as well as serving as a member of the UK management team.
He will report to UK vice president and general manager, Jason Geall, who said: “I am very pleased to welcome Johan to our leadership team in the United Kingdom.
“His passion, experience and practical knowledge of the sector will help us to drive world class strategy and service for our customers, and I look forward to working together to further our customers’ goals in 2016.”
Persson is replacing Barbara Fitzpatrick, who left in October.
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