London – January 10, 2022 – American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the world’s leading B2B travel platform, has appointed Rachel Tonge as UK Vice President & General Manager.
In her new role, Tonge will lead the return of business travel in the UK by overseeing GBT’s business operations and strengthening customer relationships. She will report to EMEA Senior Vice President & General Manager, Jason Geall.
Geall said: “Our customers and our people have faced many challenges preparing for the restart of business travel. Rachel is, therefore, taking on this role at a crucial moment. However, her skillset, knowledge and temperament are exactly what we and our customers need to be successful. I’m excited by Rachel’s determination to create an even more resilient and diversified business model in the UK. Our customers will really enjoy working with Rachel.”
Tonge added: “I’m thrilled to bring our teams together to ensure a smooth return to travel as we deliver unrivalled value, experience and choice to our customers and their travellers. We’ll be placing a renewed focus on GBT being a great place to work, with inclusion and diversity embedded at our core.”
Tonge has been with GBT for five years, most recently as Director of Strategic Transformation, which included a key role in the acquisition and integration of Egencia, refreshing GBT’s go-to-market strategy, and leading the development of GBT Partner Solutions.
With a background in business management at GBT and management consulting at Accenture, she brings leadership, strategic and commercial acumen, as well as operational and people focus to the role. Tonge has worked across multiple industries, including travel, energy and international development, and has a Master’s degree in International Business and Management from Manchester Business School.
About American Express Global Business Travel
American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is the world’s leading B2B travel platform, providing software and services to manage travel, expenses, and meetings & events for companies of all sizes. We have built the most valuable marketplace in B2B travel to deliver unrivalled choice, value and experiences. With travel professionals in more than 140 countries, our customers and travelers enjoy the powerful backing of American Express Global Business Travel.
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American Express Global Business Travel
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