American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has named David Radcliffe, CEO of Hogg Robinson Group, to its board. This follows the acquisition of HRG by GBT. Radcliffe was appointed CEO of HRG in 1997, having joined the group in 1978. The acquisition of HRG is subject to approval by several government bodies.
Benchmark, a global hospitality company, has named Jarrad Evans senior vice president, business development and strategy. He was previously vice president of business development and strategy. Prior to that, he was vice president, acquisitions for ClubCorp and vice president, business development for Troon Golf.
Travel Leaders Group has appointed Jason Oshiokpekhai as managing director of Protravel International UK, Tzell Travel Group UK, Colletts Travel and Scotia Travel. Based in London, he will oversee daily operations for the brands in the UK. Oshiokpekhai previously served as director of sales and account management for Travel Leaders Luxury Brands; he has also worked in corporate sales at Delta Air Lines and American Airlines.
World Travel, Inc. has named Rock Blanco as chief innovation officer, responsible for fostering innovation and driving the company’s global vision and strategy across all technology platforms. He had been with Cornerstone Information Systems, where he served as senior vice president of product innovation. Blanco has over 30 years of industry experience and has held senior executive positions in all segments of the travel industry.