New chief financial officer for American Express Global Business Travel

New chief financial officer for American Express Global Business Travel

American Express Global Business Travel has appointed Martine Gerow as its new chief financial officer.

She will be based in London and brings a wealth of industry experience to the organisation.

Gerow was previously chief financial officer of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, where she led a large global team overseeing all functions within the finance division. 

She will join the American Express GBT operating committee and report to chief executive, Doug Anderson.

Anderson said: “Martine has vast experience in the multinational business environment.

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“Her expertise in the field of finance combined with a deep knowledge of the business travel industry will be crucial to the future growth of our company.”

Martine has held chief financial positions at French media services company Solocal Groupe and Spanish multinational food company, Campofrio.

Earlier in her career, she was a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, before moving to PepsiCo and then Danone.

Gerow said: “I am joining GBT at an exciting time.

“The business has a clear strategic vision backed up with significant investment.

“I look forward to working with Doug and the team.”

Martine received a business degree from HEC Paris and an MBA from the Columbia Business School in New York.

She has been a member of the audit committee and board of directors for HSBC France since 2012 and BPI France Investment since 2015.