New York – (business wire)–American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT), Operated by Global Business Travel Group, Inc. (NYSE: GBTG), the world’s leading B2B travel platform.
Qualantone will transition the role to Rajiv Ahluwalia on January 1, 2023, who will become Executive Vice President. Ahluwalia leads distribution, content and revenue management for Amex GBT and has played a key role in driving the Amex GBT Marketplace and his NDC functions. He reports to Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Crowley. To ensure a smooth transition, Qualantone will remain available as an employee until June 30, 2023.
Amex GBT CEO Paul Abbott said:Mike’s contribution to our business success has been truly significant for over 30 years. His reputation as one of the industry’s most knowledgeable and inspirational leaders is well-deserved. He was instrumental in the creation of Amex GBT when it separated from American His Express and played a key role in the acquisitions of HRG, Ovation and Egencia. As a member of my executive team, his advice during the pandemic has been invaluable. ”
Qualantone joined American Express in 1988 as ARC Coordinating Supervisor. His reputation as a customer-focused strategic thinker led to his rapid promotion. As Senior Vice President of Global Distribution and Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations, he played a key role in leading the evolution of the industry’s distribution landscape. In 2016, Business Travel News named him one of his 25 most influential people in the global sector. He was appointed Chief Revenue Officer in 2019.
“We are delighted to have Mike staying close to our business for the first six months of 2023 to ensure a smooth transition. He sincerely appreciates his support and guidance during his tenure as CEO and wishes him every success in the future,” Abbott added.
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