London, UK, September 26, 2014 – American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) today announced the appointment of Philippe Chereque as Chief Technology Officer. Philippe, who joins GBT from Amadeus Technology Group SA, will lead GBT’s technology strategy and innovation with a focus on core platforms and critical path products.
Bill Glenn, President and CEO of American Express Global Business Travel, said: “For us, technology is an enabler to deliver differentiated and evolving value to our customers and their travelers. With his strong track record in cutting edge product delivery, Philippe is uniquely suited to ensure that GBT’s technologies address current and anticipated customer needs. In particular, Philippe and his team will expand key differentiators such as platform optimization and GDS connectivity, as well as newer technologies that will facilitate greater mobile and tablet functionality to meet the growing trend of consumerization in the industry.
“Technology and innovation are at the heart of our plans for growth and I am delighted to have someone with such extensive experience across a wide range of industry innovations at the helm of our technology strategies.”
Mr Chereque previously held the role of Executive Vice President of Commercial at Amadeus Technology Group SA, where he led the worldwide implementation of Amadeus Technology’s commercial strategy. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, responsible for driving and coordinating the company’s business development, marketing, technical architecture and product plan. Mr Chereque joined Amadeus Global Travel Distribution S.A. as one of the founders in 1987.
Prior to joining Amadeus, Mr Chereque worked at Air France for seven years, where he held a number of managerial positions in operational research, computer analysis and passenger application software development. A graduate Engineer of the Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris, Mr Chereque also holds a Master of Science degree in Electronics from the University of Paris.
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