May 28, 2024

Amex GBT names new UK General Manager

Rachel Tonge has been promoted at American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) to the role of UK Vice President and General Manager.

She will report to Jason Geall, EMEA Senior Vice President and General Manager, and will be responsible for overseeing the return of business travel in the UK.

Tonge has worked for GBT for five years, most recently as the TMC’s Director of Strategic Transformation.

An announcement said she played a key role in the acquisition and integration of Egencia, refreshing GBT’s go-to-market strategy, and leading the development of GBT Partner Solutions.

Geall said: “Our customers and our people have faced many challenges preparing for the restart of business travel. Rachel is, therefore, taking on this role at a crucial moment. However, her skillset, knowledge and temperament are exactly what we and our customers need to be successful.

“I’m excited by Rachel’s determination to create an even more resilient and diversified business model in the UK. Our customers will really enjoy working with Rachel.”

Tonge added: “I’m thrilled to bring our teams together to ensure a smooth return to travel as we deliver unrivalled value, experience and choice to our customers and their travellers. We’ll be placing a renewed focus on GBT being a great place to work, with inclusion and diversity embedded at our core.”

Alongside her background in business management at GBT Tonge has management consulting experience at Accenture and has worked across multiple industries, including travel, energy and international development.