Kauffmann takes up European leadership role with American Express Global Business Travel

Kauffmann takes up European leadership role with American Express Global Business Travel

American Express Global Business Travel has appointed Julien Kauffmann as its new vice president and general manager for France, Benelux and southern Europe.

He assumes the role today and will be based in the Paris office.

In this role, Kauffmann will be responsible for American Express Global Business Travel’s strategy, growth and customer relationships across the region.

He will report to senior vice president and international managing director, Elyes Mrad.

Mrad said: “Julien brings a record of driving revenue growth and digital development within a global brand, and joins American Express Global Business Travel at an exciting time for the business, both globally and in the region he will lead.”

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Kauffmann joins from Disneyland Paris, where he served for 15 years, most recently as vice president, transformation.

A member of the executive committee and reporting to the chief executive, the role saw him launch a transformation project that included a digital roadmap and comprehensive review of organisation, processes and culture

Kauffmann said: “I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, working with the team to build on this dynamic company’s long history of service and success.”