American Express Global Business Travel names new chief revenue officer

American Express Global Business Travel names new chief revenue officer

Travel management provider American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has promoted Michael Qualantone to chief revenue officer.

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Mike Qualantone - GBT Chief Revenue OfficeQualantone is being promoted after leading supplier relations and meetings and events teams as executive vice president of global supplier relations.

GBT says he will partner with Drew Crawley, the incoming chief commercial offer, to boost sales growth.

In addition, Qualantone will assume leadership of the pricing team and remain focused on growth in the meetings and events business.

In his new role Qualantone, who is based at GBT’s Phoenix office, will report directly to chief executive Paul Abbott.

Abbott said: “Mike has done a tremendous job driving our supplier strategy while greatly enhancing value and savings opportunities for clients.”

“He has built a strong team, works effectively across GBT and the supplier landscape, and was a key internal leader at GBT transitioned from being a part of American Express to a separate joint venture.”

“As a Board member, I have always highly respected Mike, and as CEO I will continue to support him as he takes on this larger role.”

Qualantone added: “While GBT is already the established TMC leader in the meetings & events space, there is so much more we can do for our clients, to grow our volumes, enhance our partnership and deliver more solutions and benefits.”

“I’m very excited about this expanded role, and to further partner with the commercial team, as we continue to invest, advance, and win with our current clients and across the industry.”

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