CWT announces new Chief Legal Counsel

Lauren Aste becomes executive vice president & general counsel


Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced that Lauren Aste has been promoted to executive vice president & general counsel effective September 8, 2014.

Aste succeeds Jerry Hogan who retires as General Counsel of CWT after 39 years with CWT and Carlson.

Based in London, Aste will report to Douglas Anderson, CWT president & CEO, and will be a member of the global executive team. Aste joined CWT in 2007 and brings with her strong background in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance and financial reporting, international securities offerings and other types of commercial transactions. Most recently, she has been responsible for overseeing CWT’s EMEA and APAC-based legal teams.

Prior to joining CWT, Aste had a successful career in private practice at Dechert LLP in London and at Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York. Aste is admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of England & Wales and is a member of the New York and Connecticut State Bars.

Aste holds a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in French Studies from New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from Wellesley College.

About CWT

CWT is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. In 2013, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$26.9 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. For more information about CWT, please visit our global website at Follow us on Twitter @CarlsonWagonlit.

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