NEW YORK—October 16, 2019—American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the world’s leading business partner for managed travel, has appointed David Levin as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Levin reports to Chief Information Technology Officer David Thompson, and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Levin is responsible for GBT’s global information security program.  He leads a team focused on delivering high-quality, standardized solutions that mitigate risk while supporting innovation, efficiency and experience for both GBT customers and employees.

Thompson said: “David has a solid record of success introducing new strategies and innovative solutions that deliver optimal impact. He is a visionary executive with a firm grasp of the trends impacting cybersecurity.”

Levin said: “GBT is driving innovation in the business travel industry. Security can serve as a champion of change, and I look forward to striking a balance where we can try new things and innovate in a safe way, while still meeting GBT’s industry leading levels of security and compliance.”

Levin brings more than 20 years of experience in the information security and risk management space. Most recently, he served as Chief Information Security Officer for Western Union, building the company’s world-class cybersecurity program.


About American Express Global Business Travel

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) is the world’s leading business partner for managed travel. We help companies and their employees prosper by making sure travelers are present where and when it matters. We keep global business moving with the powerful backing of 18,000 travel professionals in more than 140 countries. Companies of all sizes, and in all places, rely on GBT to provide travel management services, organize meetings and events, and deliver business travel consulting.

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