Kurt Ekert - President & Chief Executive Officer

Kurt Ekert was appointed President & CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel in April 2016.


He has more than twenty years’ experience across the breadth and depth of the travel & tourism industry, with leadership and governance positions at Continental Airlines, eNett, GTA, Orbitz Worldwide, and Travelport. He is also currently a director of Passur Aerospace and the World Travel & Tourism Council, an advisor to Freebird Inc., and serves on the boards of the U.S. Department of Commerce Travel & Tourism Advisory and the UNGA Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.


He holds a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from the University of South Carolina and saw active duty as a US army officer.