American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has appointed Julien Kauffmann as its new vice-president and general manager for France, Benelux and Southern Europe. Kauffmann assumes the role on 2 July and will be based in the Paris office.
American Express GBT is a joint venture not wholly owned by American Express Company, which equips companies with tools, services and expertise needed to keep their travellers informed while on the road.
Kauffmann joins from Disneyland Paris, where he served for 15 years, most recently as vice-president of transformation. He was a member of the executive committee, and oversaw a transformation project that included a digital roadmap and comprehensive review of organisation and culture. He previously worked in revenue management and business optimisation at Disneyland Paris.
He will be responsible for American Express GBT’s strategy, growth and customer relationships across the region, reporting to senior vice-president and international managing director Elyes Mrad.
Mrad commented: “Julien brings a record of driving revenue growth and digital development within a global brand, and joins American Express GBT at an exciting time for the business, both globally and in the region he will lead.”
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.”