Ex Carlson Wagonlit Travel CFO makes short trip to American Express GBT

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has appointed Martine Gerow as its new chief financial officer (CFO). She takes up the role on 5 June and will be based in London.

Gerow was previously CFO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, where she led a large global team for nearly two-and-a-half years. She now joins the American Express GBT operating committee and will report to chief executive, Doug Anderson.

Anderson said: “Martine has vast experience in the multinational business environment. Her expertise in the field of finance combined with a deep knowledge of the business travel industry will be crucial to the future growth of our company.”

Gerow had held CFO positions at French media services company Solocal Groupe and Spanish multinational food company, Campofrio. Earlier in her career she also worked for PepsiCo and Danone, where she held Division CFO and Group Controller roles.

She said: “I am joining GBT at an exciting time. The business has a clear strategic vision backed up with significant investment. I look forward to working with Doug and the team.”

American Express GBT has 12,000 employees and operations in over 110 countries worldwide. The company is a joint venture that is not wholly owned by American Express Company or any of its subsidiaries.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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