CWT shakes up EMEA leadership structure, as Country Directors depart

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CWT shakes up EMEA leadership structure, as Country Directors depart

Global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has shaken up its European management structure, abolishing the roles of Country Director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Benelux, UK & Ireland, France, and Spain.

As a result, the following people have left the company: Peter Ashworth (Senior VP, Central & Eastern Europe), Antonio Calegari (VP & Country Director, Italy and Greece), Olivier Chateau (MD Benelux & Eastern Europe), Johan Wilson (VP and Country Director, UK & Ireland) and Brigitte Nisio (VP and Country Director, France).

CWT’s new EMEA structure is now modelled on its Nordic operation, a change, the agency says, designed to optimise speed to market and service to clients.

The six new senior appointments made are: Stéphane Birochau – VP North & South Europe Programme Management; Denise Harman – VP Western Europe Programme Management; Westyna Kulczycka VP Poland and Deputy Head of Eastern Europe; Jan Latenstein van Voorst VP EMEA Multinational Programme Management & Sales; and Jari Oinonen VP North & South Europe Sales; and Phil Wooster VP Western Europe Sales.

“I am delighted to welcome the new appointments – this new organisational structure will make us more responsive to our clients’ needs across EMEA,” said Chris Bowen, CWT’s Managing Director, EMEA. “Business is increasingly done across borders – especially within Europe – and as our customers evolve, we’re evolving with them.”

CWT operates in around 150 countries, and in 2017 posted a total transaction volume of more than US$23bn.

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