American Express GBT appoints new chief information security officer

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has appointed David Levin as its new chief information security officer (CISO). Levin reports to chief information technology officer David Thompson and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Levin is responsible for GBT’s global information security programme.  He leads a team focused on delivering high-quality, standardised solutions that mitigate risk while supporting innovation, efficiency and experience for both GBT customers and employees.

Thompson said: “Levin has a solid record of success introducing new strategies and innovative solutions that deliver optimal impact. He is a visionary executive with a firm grasp of the trends impacting cybersecurity.”

Levin said: “GBT is driving innovation in the business travel industry. Security can serve as a champion of change, and I look forward to striking a balance where we can try new things and innovate in a safe way, while still meeting GBT’s industry leading levels of security and compliance.”

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