American Express Global Business Travel Announces General Manager for Canada
Colin Temple to Lead Corporate Travel Business in Canada
TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - American Express Global Business Travel today
announced the appointment of Colin Temple to the position of Vice President
and General Manager leading Global Business Travel in Canada. Mr. Temple
will report into Tom Bligh, Senior Vice President and General Manager
Americas, American Express Global Business Travel.
A 20-year veteran of American Express, Mr. Temple has held several executive
positions in the UK, US and Canada. Over the course of his career, Mr.
Temple has distinguished himself by devising and executing business
development strategies in dynamic business environments. Prior to his new
role, Mr. Temple served as head of American Express' Merchant Services
Business in Canada where he was responsible for record results in account
retention and new merchant signings, including iconic Canadian brands. Mr.
Temple has also held a number of external board positions including the San
Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau and LA Inc.
"The Canadian market is a critical one for American Express Global Business
Travel where we provide innovative and dynamic solutions to customers with
local and global business needs," says Tom Bligh, Senior Vice President and
General Manager Americas, American Express Global Business Travel. "Colin is a
seasoned leader with an excellent track record in driving transformation and
growth and we are very excited to have him join the team to lead our efforts
Mr. Temple will continue to be based in Toronto and will officially assume his
new role on January 2, 2013.
About American Express Global Business Travel
Positioned at the intersection of commerce and travel, American Express Global
Business Travel offers its customers a comprehensive network, dependability,
and deep insights to help move people and businesses forward.American
Express Global Business Travel provides leading travel solutions, integrated
consulting services, proprietary research, and end-to-end meetings and events
capabilities. These innovative offerings enable clients to optimize the return
on their travel and meetings investments. Learn more at
American Express Global Business Travel is part of one of the world's largest
travel agency networks with locations in over 140 countries worldwide. Total
travel sales volume processed in 2011 was $29.3 billion, including
consolidated volume and non-consolidated volume processed through joint
ventures and its partner network.
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access
to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business
success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on
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Keri MacLellan, American Express Canada, (905) 474-8850
Amanda Frehr-Smith, American Express Canada, (905) 474-8747
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