American Express Global Business Travel Announces General Manager for Canada

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 
in Canada." 
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 
www.americanexpress.com/businesstravel. 
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 
facebook.com/americanexpress, foursquare.com/americanexpress, 
linkedin.com/companies/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and 
youtube.com/americanexpress. 
Key links to products and services: charge and credit cards, business credit 
cards, travel services, gift cards, prepaid cards, merchant services, business 
travel, and corporate card  
Keri MacLellan, American Express Canada, (905) 474-8850 
keri.a.maclellan@aexp.com 
Amanda Frehr-Smith, American Express Canada, (905) 474-8747 
amanda.frehr-smith@aexp.com 
SOURCE: American Express 
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