CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces the appointment of Richard Saunders as Vice President, Global Partners Network (GPN), with immediate effect.
Reporting to Vince Chirico, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Partners, Richard was formerly co-lead of the team, having previously also managed GPN’s commercial operations.
“Richard’s wealth of experience and expertise uniquely position him to continue the development of the network,” said Vince Chirico. “At the same time, Richard will continue to support CWT and our customers’ business needs as we expand our product and technology footprint into more of the Global Partner Network.”
Prior to joining CWT in 2007, where he originally worked in the client organisation supporting major corporate and government customers, Richard spent six years with United Airlines, where he managed offline sales and alliance activities in the Middle East & Africa, as well as looking after the two largest TMC customers for United in the UK. Before joining United Airlines, he held a variety of operational and commercial roles with American Express.
CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow. Across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience backed by our three core promises: to simplify corporate travel, to connect to unlock possibilities, and to move forward, together.
CWT works with nearly 100 partner agencies around the world to support its customers in markets where it doesn’t have owned operations. CWT’s Global Partners Network (GPN) team creates a best-in-class and consistent customer experience across all our partner markets. This includes making CWT’s core tools, products and services available universally; investing in new and innovative solutions; and ensuring all our partners comply with CWT’s standards with respect to our core values, code of conduct, ethics, responsible business and data privacy.