Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Brad Hall as Chief Financial Officer

Amsterdam - February 6, 2017

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, today announces the appointment of Brad Hall as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. Reporting to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO, Hall will be based in Minneapolis.


Immediately prior to his appointment, Brad was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, at Carlson.  Brad joined Carlson in 1998, and prior to assuming the Chief Financial Officer role in 2012, he was responsible for the Company’s treasury, strategic planning, investment analysis and risk management activities. In Brad’s tenure at Carlson, he directly led and advised on strategic and financial transactions totalling more than US$9 billion, and oversaw the share purchases that secured Carlson Hotel’s majority interest in the Rezidor Hotel Group.


Martine Gerow, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carlson Wagonlit since September 2014, will leave the company on 13 February 2017.


Commenting on developments, Kurt Ekert said:


“I am delighted to welcome Brad to the team and look forward to working with him.  His expertise and skills will be invaluable as we continue our digital transformation.  On behalf of all of my colleagues globally, I thank Martine for her significant contributions to CWT.”


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 nearly 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 2015, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$24.2 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 and Linkedin



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