American Express Global Business Travel has appointed former Sabre employee Rodolfo Elizondo as vice president and head of global business consulting.
Elizondo will lead the global business consulting group within GBT in helping customers achieve “best in class results” in third party negotiations and partnerships, travel programme optimisation and outsourced travel management.
He will report to Christine Ourmieres-Widener, chief global sales officer, who said: “Rodolfo’s deep leadership experience with large scale global consulting organisations, air and hotel suppliers and advanced technology innovators is a perfect fit to help our customers take their travel programmes to new heights.
“He is a strong addition to the GBT team.”
Elizondo brings more than 15 years of combined travel, hospitality and consulting experience at global companies based in the US and Mexico.
For the past five years he has worked at Sabre in a variety of roles including most recently as vice president in its consulting division and practice leader for e-commerce, sales and distribution, merchandising and customer experience.
Prior to joining Sabre Elizondo held leadership positions in commercial distribution for Mexicana Airlines and a corporate strategy role for the hotel group Grupo Posadas.