Greg O’Hara


Greg O’Hara, chairman of the board of American Express Global Business Travel, is an investor with significant experience in the travel industry. He founded Certares and is currently its chairman and chief executive officer.

O’Hara is currently a member of the board of directors of Travel Leaders Group and has previously served on the boards of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Travelport, Worldspan Technologies and various other companies. Prior to founding Certares, he was the chief investment officer at JPMorgan Chase's Special Investments Group and was also a managing director at One Equity Partners.

Earlier in his career, he served as an executive vice president of corporate planning and development of Worldspan Technologies and Worldspan, a Senior vice president of Sabre, Inc. and various other positions.

Doug Anderson


Doug Anderson is chief executive officer of American Express Global Business Travel. Previously, Doug served as the CEO and President of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), after initially joining CWT as chief financial officer.

Prior to joining CWT, Doug served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at SITA, an IT and telecommunications service provider to the air transport industry.

Anderson spent 25 years at United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS), where his most recent positions included senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer for UPS Logistics Group. He has extensive international experience in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.

Anderson is a certified public accountant and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska. He currently resides with his family in the London area.

Protected: Joakim Johansson

VP of Business Planning in the Office of the CEO

Joakim Johansson is Vice President (VP) of Business Planning in the Office of the CEO for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), working closely with CEO Paul Abbot and the executive leadership team to lead strategic projects and drive alignment across business functions.

Previously, Joakim served for five years as VP of Commercial Strategy, Consulting and Sales Enablement at GBT, a role that also included supporting mergers and acquisitions, global commercial strategic initiatives, and executive planning.

Joakim has a proven track record in driving results and developing talented, engaged, and high-performing teams, having spent over 16 years in various leadership roles at American Express. Before re-joining GBT in 2015, Joakim served as VP of Business Development of U.S. Merchant Services, where he led a business development team to increase transactions and customer satisfaction.

Joakim achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business Studies at European Business School London.

Eric J. Bock


Eric J. Bock is chief legal officer, corporate secretary and global head of mergers and acquisitions for American Express Global Business Travel. In this role, he is responsible for all legal, corporate governance, government relations and M&A matters for the company.

Prior to joining GBT, Bock served as executive vice president, chief legal officer and chief administrative officer, as well as chief compliance and ethics officer of Travelport and as a member of the board of directors of eNett International, a leading provider of innovative, integrated payment solutions. In addition to playing an integral role in developing and implementing Travelport’s strategic plans, he also was chairman of the enterprise risk management committee and a member of the employee benefits, charitable, disclosure and investment committees.

Prior to Travelport, Bock was executive vice president, law and corporate secretary for Cendant Corporation, overseeing the company’s legal practice groups in securities and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate secretarial and governance matters, executive compensation, travel distribution services and marketing services. He also served on Cendant’s business ethics committee, disclosure committee, employee benefits committee and business continuity planning committee. Before Cendant, Bock was associated with the corporate group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Bock is a graduate of Lafayette College and Fordham University School of Law.

Bill Brindle


Bill Brindle is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), responsible for our combined global operational delivery teams (GBT Traveler Care and HRG Operations).

Prior to joining GBT, Bill served as COO of HRG, where he led innovations in HRG’s technology, distribution, product development and client data, as well as leading the growth and ultimate sale of its Fraedom payments business to Visa.

Bill joined HRG in 1998 as Head of Technology, and was instrumental in driving change systems within the business, focusing on the design, development, delivery and support of innovative business systems and architecture, resulting in him being named one of the most influential person in business travel technology.

Starting his career in the Civil Service, Bill moved into the travel industry in 1981, holding various positions in distribution technology with British Caledonian Airways and Amadeus Global Travel Distribution before joining HRG.

Andrew Crawley

Chief Commercial Officer

Andrew Crawley is Chief Commercial Officer of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), responsible for the commercial organization including sales, client management, marketing, commercial operations and the Travel Partner Network. He started the position on April 1, 2020.

He joins GBT from International Airlines Group (IAG) Loyalty, where he was Chief Executive and Board Chairman. In addition, he was a member of the IAG Management Committee from January 2016. He is also a non-executive director of Travelopia, a KKR company.

Previously Andrew – known as Drew – was the Chief Executive of IAG Cargo and prior to that Chief Commercial Officer at British Airways and an Executive Board Member of British Airways plc. He also held positions of Chairman of British Airways Holidays, Chairman of OpenSkies (British Airways wholly owned French airline subsidiary) and a board member of Avios Group Ltd.

Andrew started his travel career in British Airways in 1992 and worked in a variety of sales, marketing and operational roles in the UK, Europe and Asia ending up on the board of the company.

Prior to joining British Airways, Andrew spent two years in advertising after graduating from London University (QMC) with a BSc degree in Chemistry. He is a Harvard AMP graduate and member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization).

Outside work his passions are travel, cycling, sailing and all things French.

Philippe Chérèque


Philippe Chérèque is president of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), responsible for GBT’s customer-facing organizations, including sales and client management, Global Business Consulting, Meetings & Events, and Technology.

Prior to that, he served as the senior vice president of corporate strategy, responsible for driving and coordinating the company’s business development, marketing, technical architecture and product plan. Chérèque joined Amadeus Global Travel Distribution S.A. as one of the founders in 1987.

Prior to joining Amadeus, Chérèque worked at Air France for seven years, where he held a number of managerial positions in operational research, computer analysis and passenger application software development.

A graduate engineer of the Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris, Chérèque also holds a master of science degree in electronics from the University of Paris.

Steve Curts


Steve Curts serves as chief strategy officer for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT). In this role, Curts has responsibility for strategy, acquisitions and partnerships; data analytics; marketing; public relations; sales enablement; and GBT’s technology transformation efforts.

Curts has over 30 years of experience, primarily in Technology Services. Most recently, Curts served as vice president for Dell Services, services delivery. During his four years with Dell, Inc., he focused on strategy, M&A, global delivery and operational improvements for Dell’s services division. Most recently, he led the healthcare industry services group and was responsible for the development of a new global delivery strategy for all of Dell Services.

Prior to Dell, Inc.’s acquisition of Perot Systems in 2009, Curts led the Perot Systems commercial solutions group. This unit focused on delivering technology solutions to clients primarily in the manufacturing, consumer and travel industries. This group also focused on working with private equity firms to implement technology for carve-outs and integrations. He was also responsible for contract performance optimization for all of Perot Systems. Curts joined Perot Systems in 1989 and held multiple senior financial and operational roles within the firm during his 20-year tenure.

Curts received his BBA in accounting from Southern Methodist University in 1982.

Evan Konwiser

Executive Vice President of Product and Strategy

Evan Konwiser is Executive Vice President (EVP) of Product and Strategy for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), responsible for leading end-to-end product management, corporate strategy, and external communications.

After joining GBT in 2014, Evan spent three years as Vice President (VP) of Digital Traveler before becoming VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, where he led the team through historic partnerships, industry-leading product launches, and a global rebrand.

Evan is passionate about the power of travel and making it more accessible, efficient, and fun. With his background as a startup entrepreneur, he is uniquely skilled in bringing innovation to the corporate travel world. Prior to joining GBT, Evan was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Skylark. He also built two other digital travel products: Farely and FlightCaster.

Earlier in his career, Evan spent several years consulting for travel management companies, airlines, global distribution systems and travel media companies. He also served as a consultant at Bain & Company and spent time working at Kayak. He has been recognized as an influential executive in business travel, as a past board member of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, and a frequent critic/judge at the Phocuswright Innovation Summit. He also facilitates the Phocuswright Young Leaders Summit, helping accelerate the pipeline of young talent into the travel industry.

Evan earned his MBA and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College.

Martine Gerow


Martine Gerow is chief financial officer of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), responsible for overall financial management of the company, its financial reporting and transparency, and for multiple corporate functions including controller, treasury, tax, audit, pricing, financial planning and analysis.

Prior to joining American Express Global Business Travel, Gerow served as chief financial officer of Carlson Wagonlit Travel where she led a large global team overseeing all functions within the finance division. She has also held CFO positions at French media services company SoLocal Groupe and Spanish multinational food company, Campofrio. Earlier in her career, she was a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, before moving to PepsiCo and then Danone, where she held division CFO and group controller roles.

Gerow received a business degree from HEC Paris and an MBA from the Columbia Business School in New York. She is on the Board and chair of the audit committee of Europcar Mobility Group.

Patricia Huska

Chief People Officer

Patricia Huska is the Chief People Officer (CPO) for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) responsible for leading the Company’s Human Resources function. In this new role, Huska leads a people-focused strategy designed to attract and retain talent, while furthering GBT’s focus on being the employer of choice in the global travel industry. She is responsible for all traditional HR requirements that support more than 16,000 highly-skilled business travel professionals across GBT’s global enterprise.

Prior to becoming CPO, Huska was previously Vice President of Global Human Resources for GBT, responsible for the development and execution of strategies aimed at attracting talent, while retaining and engaging the existing employee base. She also has significant merger and acquisition experience and most recently, spearheaded the HR integration of HRG from due diligence to execution.

An accomplished human resources leader with 25 years at American Express and GBT, Huska has a broad HR background including employee relations, recruitment, change management, and organizational effectiveness. Throughout her career, she has led the creation of many corporate initiatives including home-based servicing for travel counsellors, workforce flexibility initiatives, and leadership development programs.

Huska has a master’s degree in Management from Lesley University and a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Si-Yeon Kim


Si-Yeon Kim is chief compliance and risk officer for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), overseeing compliance & ethics, operational risk, and credit risk for the company.

Previously, Kim served as chief compliance officer for One Equity Partners (OEP), JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s private investment arm, where she oversaw all financial and bank regulatory matters, as well as FCPA/UKBA, OFAC and AML compliance for OEP and its portfolio companies. Before joining OEP, Kim was the Asia-Pacific general counsel of Avon Products, Inc., based in Hong Kong, and prior to that, assistant general counsel at Avon’s Global Corporate headquarters in New York. She began her law career at Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

Kim received her J.D. from Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, her A.M. from Harvard University in Russian regional studies, and her B.A. from Seoul National University in Russian language and literature.

Joanna Macleod

Chief Transformation Officer

Joanna Macleod is Chief Transformation Officer for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT). In this role, Joanna leads the integration of GBT and HRG, development of our new shared culture and contributes to our digital servicing capabilities.

Joanna previously led GBT's Global Traveler Care organization, which provides travel management services to corporate clients across a wide range of sectors. Joanna also served as a Director on the Board of American Express Europe LLC.

Joanna is an expert in setting up, leading and transforming international service businesses. Her passion is the challenge of leading teams in companies or industries going through significant change and delivering sustainable customer value and exceptional customer service.

Prior to joining GBT and American Express, she spent three years in the business process outsourcing sector, first as Chief Operating Officer at Sitel EMEA, and then as a Consultant providing business transformation services in HR outsourcing. At Dell, Joanna managed customer service operations for EMEA and led the transformation to a lower cost, high quality service model. Joanna has also held Corporate Finance and Corporate Development roles with KPMG and Telecom New Zealand.

Joanna holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Glasgow University and an MBA from Canterbury University. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Michael Qualantone

Executive Vice President, Global Supplier Relations

Michael Qualantone is the executive vice president of global supplier relations for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT). In this capacity, he leads a global team responsible for all GBT supplier engagements with airlines, hotels, car companies and limo providers, as well as on-line booking tool providers and global distribution systems.

Previously, Qualantone led the Travel Partner Network, made up of GBT Franchise partners who service business travelers in countries where GBT has no proprietary presence. He has also led global marketing, product development and innovation, as well as internal and external Communications. This role included innovative and strategic efforts such as mobility, MI, and customer value programs. The communication team leads all industry, media, and social media channels.

In a prior role, Qualantone was vice president, client services group, bringing together key operational and client management aspects of the organization. He has spent time both on the client management side as well as in operations as VP, on sites and customer solutions. Qualantone has led operations for both the US on-site servicing and Latin America call centers. He has been with American Express for 27 years and has held various leadership positions within finance and business travel.

Qualantone earned his MBA and BS degree from Arizona State University.

David Thompson

Chief Information Technology Officer

As chief information technology officer (CITO), David Thompson capitalizes on his more than 25 years of experience to manage enterprise technology, application development, IT operations and data systems, information security and the product development teams at American Express Global Business Travel (GBT).

Thompson joins GBT after most recently overseeing IT strategy, operations, information security and product development as chief technology officer and executive vice president of global operations at Western Union, an international financial services company. His extensive background also includes previous chief technology and information officer positions at leading technology companies Symantec, Oracle and PeopleSoft.

While earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Marymount University, Thompson also served as an intelligence systems officer in the U.S. Air Force.

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Patricia Huska is the Chief People Officer (CPO) for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) responsible for leading the Company’s Human Resources function. In this new role, Huska leads a people-focused strategy designed to attract and retain talent, while furthering GBT’s focus on being the employer of choice in the global travel industry. She is responsible for all traditional HR requirements that support more than 16,000 highly-skilled business travel professionals across GBT’s global enterprise.

Patricia Huska is the Chief People Officer (CPO) for American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) responsible for leading the Company’s Human Resources function. In this new role, Huska leads a people-focused strategy designed to attract and retain talent, while furthering GBT’s focus on being the employer of choice in the global travel industry. She is responsible for all traditional HR requirements that support more than 16,000 highly-skilled business travel professionals across GBT’s global enterprise.