American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the world’s leading business partner for managed travel, has announced the promotion of Michael Qualantone to chief revenue officer, reporting directly to CEO Paul Abbott.
Qualantone most recently held the role of executive vice president in global supplier relations, leading both the supplier relations and meetings and events teams.
Abbott said: “Mike has done a tremendous job driving our supplier strategy while greatly enhancing value and savings opportunities for clients. He has built a strong team, works effectively across GBT and the supplier landscape, and was a key internal leader as GBT transitioned from being a part of American Express to a separate joint venture.”
Qualantone will partner with Drew Crawley, the incoming chief commercial officer, to accelerate sales growth, while also assuming leadership of the pricing team.