London, UK – June 25, 2020, London – American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the world’s leading business partner for managed travel, has appointed Julie Avenel as Vice President, Global Business Consulting. In her new role, Julie will lead GBT’s global consultancy division and report to Chief Commercial Officer, Drew Crawley.

Crawley said: “Julie brings a wealth of experience, including business development and leading global teams, to this key role. Her appointment comes at a time when GBT is placing increased focus on performance, growth, and value of its industry-leading consultancy services.”

Based in France, Avenel has been with GBT for more than nine years, most recently as Director, Global Supplier Relationships for the EMEA region. Before joining GBT, her previous roles included management consultancy at The Boston Consulting Group and industry analysis with Accor. Julie’s academic qualifications include a double Master’s degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management from the University of Brighton and Normandie Business School.


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