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Company Overview of Global Business Travel Association

Company Overview

Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) operates as a business travel and meetings organization. It was formerly known as National Business Travel Association, Inc. and changed its name in February, 2011. GBTA was founded in 1968 and is based in Alexandria, Virginia.

123 North Pitt Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

United States

Founded in 1968





Key Executives for Global Business Travel Association

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Operating Officer and Director
President of GBTA Brazil
Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel
Senior Vice President of Global Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Global Business Travel Association Key Developments

Global Business Travel Association Announces New European Advisory Board Appointments

The Global Business Travel Association announced three new appointments to its European Advisory Board: Ricardo Crespo, AbbVie; Flavio Ghiringhelli, HRS; and Javier Amigo Prous, Campofrio Food Group Holding. Scott Torrey of Concur was also recently appointed to the GBTA Foundation European Advisory Board. Ricardo Crespo is the Spain Sr. Travel & Congress Manager, EMEA Meeting & Events Category Lead for AbbVie. Flavio Ghiringhelli is the Vice President of Corporate Solutions - Western, Southern & Eastern Europe for HRS. He is an experienced executive with more than 20 years spent in the Airline & Technology Distribution Travel Industries. He brings a strong knowledge into the B2B and B2C market, and is a driving force within HRS where in the last 4 years he has transformed their Italy business into a thriving enterprise. He oversees responsibility for 5 markets: UK, France, Spain, Italy and Eastern Europe, has developed a good network in Italy and Europe and is a member of the board of the Italian tourism association Federviaggio FTO as well. Javier Amigo Prous handles Strategic Sourcing for Campofrio Food Group Holding. For the last 4 years he has been in charge of Strategic Sourcing responsible for the Travel, Fleet, Marketing and Utilities families, with a budget of more than 120 MEuros. He regularly participates as a speaker on travel management in different forums and is also the president of the technology and communication committee for IBTA. Scott Torrey is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the EMEA business unit at Concur. Mr. Torrey assumed responsibility for growth in EMEA and in the first 3 years has seen the market grow over 200%.

Global Business Travel Association Announces Launch of its Operations in Australia and New Zealand in Partnership with btTB

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced the launch of its operations in Australia and New Zealand in partnership with btTB. The goal of the partnership is to deliver world-class education and networking opportunities to the business travel community in the region. The partnership between GBTA and btTB will provide corporate travel professionals with a variety of unparalleled opportunities to build their careers through education across all levels of travel management as well as through valuable networking events. The partnership will officially launch with the btTB Conference in partnership with GBTA, to be held on 2 May 2017 in Sydney.

Global Business Travel Association Announces Board Appointments

Global Business Travel Association announced appointments to the newly formed GBTA India Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is made up of prominent senior travel buyers and suppliers who will offer strategic guidance as GBTA expands its member base, supplies research and conducts education and networking events in the region. The 2016-2017 India Advisory Board Members include: Rakesh Bansal, CEO, Amadeus India; Neerja Bhatia, Vice President India, Etihad Airways; Rajdev Bhattacharya, General Manager, WIPRO Travel; Rajeev Goswami, CEO and Co-Founder, WWstay; Ashish Kishore, Country Head, dnata International India; Mritunjaya Chandra Mohan, APAC Travel Manager, Adobe Systems; Gaurav Nagwekar, Head of Corporate Travel, Reliance Industries Limited; Chandresh Natu, APAC Lead Procurement, AON; Arif Patel, Vice President Sales, India, Accor Hotels; Victor Pynn, COO, Amadeus; Neal Rogers, APAC - MEA Travel Head, CSC; and Subrato Sarkaar, Group President Administration, Aditya Birla Goup.

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