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 February 16, 2016
American Express Global Business Travel Appoints Dr. Carl Jones As VP, Global Client Management, APAC

 American Express Global Business Travel ("GBT") today announced the appointment of Dr. Carl Jones as Vice-President, Global Client Management, Asia Pacific (APAC). In this role, Dr. Jones will have APAC-wide overall responsibility for Global Client Management, which works with GBT's largest prospective and existing customers. Dr Jones will also be responsible globally for leading GBT's Mining, Marine and Energy portfolio, and will report to Chief Global Sales Officer, Christine Ourmieres-Widener.

"Carl is a well-known and highly respected business travel industry professional, with a background in leading in successful sales, client management and consulting teams," said Ms. Ourmieres-Widener. "Carl's extensive experience managing multinational client relationships across Asia, combined with his leadership experience in travel management companies, makes him the ideal executive for this role."

Dr. Jones spent the last twelve months at Carlson Wagonlit Travel(tm), where he was the General Manager for the Solutions Group in APAC. Prior to that, he worked for American Express(r) in a number of business units, including Global Corporate Payments, Merchant Services and Global Business Travel, over the course of more than eight years.

Originally from the U.K. and now based in Singapore, Dr. Jones has a wealth of experience throughout APAC, with over a decade working in a variety of regional roles in both B2B and B2C environments in countries including China, Singapore and Thailand.

Dr. Jones has a Bachelor of Physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Applied Physics from the University of Manchester, as well as a recently completed Master's Degree in International Relations from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.