January 26, 2016 // Franchising.com // AMSTERDAM - Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced three key appointments to its executive team.
Andrew Waller, CWT's current president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, takes on a newly created role; executive vice president, Global Business Transformation. Waller will focus on driving efficiency and organization effectiveness, reshaping CWT’s business model for the future. Waller will be based in Paris and London.
Kelly Kuhn, CWT's president, Asia-Pacific, will take the role of president, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Global Partners Network, based in London.
Kai Chan, currently general manager, Southeast Asia for CWT, becomes president, Asia Pacific, and part of the global executive team. She will be based in Singapore.
Commenting on the appointments, Doug Anderson, president & CEO, CWT, said: "Andrew, Kelly and Kai all have significant track records of leading CWT to success. Their combined expertise and experience will help us to move our business into the future, and I look forward to working with them to further strengthen our offering to clients around the world."
All three positions report directly to Anderson, and are effective 1 February, 2016.
“Andrew has a strong background in leading successful business transformation projects, and his knowledge and experience will help us meet our business goals and provide even better service to clients."
Anderson added: "Kelly has a history of building and leading successful, collaborative teams, and through her leadership, the Asia Pacific team has seen strong growth over the past four and a half years."
Anderson commented: "Kai brings an engaging leadership style to the role, and has extensive experience in Asia Pacific. We're keen to build on the momentum we're seeing in the region."
CWT is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. In 2014, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$27.3 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. For more information about CWT, please visit our global website atwww.carlsonwagonlit.com. Follow us on Twitter @CarlsonWagonlit
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