Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Simon Nowroz as Chief Marketing Officer
11 APRIL, 2017
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today announces the appointment of Simon Nowroz as Chief Marketing Officer, with immediate effect. Reporting to Patrick Andersen, Chief Strategy and Commerce Officer, he will be based in Minneapolis.
“Simon blends his deep sector experience in travel with an intimate knowledge of innovation, marketing, branding and business development,” said Patrick Andersen. “We have exciting times ahead, both in terms of product and brand development, and I am delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Simon joins from Anderson Capital Advisors, a specialist advisory firm he co-founded to focus on maximising customer returns from creative digital strategies, independent of market directions. Prior to that he was Head of New Ventures with Travelport for two and a half years, and he was President and Managing Director APAC with the firm for nine years before that.
He has over 25 years’ travel industry expertise covering consultancy, distribution, car hire and air. Simon has lived and worked in France, Hong Kong, the UK and the U.S. and is a graduate of Insead, Stanford and TVU.
About Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people moving. CWT is the global leader in business travel and meetings & events – serving clients in nearly 150 countries. Blending technology with the expertise of over 18,000 people, we help our clients get the best possible value from their travel programmes, while providing travellers with best-in-class service. In 2016, we posted a total transaction volume of US$ 23 billion.
About ECPAT International (www.ecpat.org)
ECPAT began in 1990 as a campaign to End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism, since when its ambitious mission has seen them build a very unique kind of organisation, mixing broad geographical coverage and first-hand experience of the issue with advocacy at national, regional and international levels, all informed by high quality research and analysis. ECPAT works through a growing network of 95 civil society organisations in 86 countries.
Their work and solid partnerships have earned them a reputation as a world-class expert on sexual exploitation of children. Governments and civil society organisations worldwide recognise ECPAT as the only international NGO network solely dedicated to the fight against sexual exploitation of children.
The ECPAT International Secretariat is based in Bangkok, Thailand, where the ECPAT movement was born.
Team Endeavour comprises four Carlson Wagonlit colleagues from the UK and Australia.
Andrew Jordan (London) is team captain and one of the most experienced riders in the team. Andrew is a veteran of 5 Etape du Tours, Maratona dles Dolomites and countless other long-distance endurance rides. He has competed in some of the toughest endurance rides in the world, in extremes of hot and cold, but admits this is going to be the toughest challenge yet.
Brendan Cox (Sydney) began his love affair with cycling at a young age through competitive BMX and Mountain bike racing. Never one to shy away from a challenge, more recently he has taken to pushing his boundaries with triathlons and Ironman events. The only Australian rider in the team, Brendan is counting on his resilience, determination and relentless positivity to see him through his biggest challenge to date.
Jasper Hasell (London) is probably the most experienced all-round ultra-athlete in the team having competed in some of the toughest sporting events all over the world. From triathlons in Alpe D'Huez, to coming third in the Alcatraz Ironman triathlon, he thrives on pushing the limits. He also holds two Cambridge Blues having taken part in two winning Eights in the Oxford-Cambridge boat race.
Lisa Akeroyd (Sydney) is an ultra-marathon runner and experienced triathlete. She has competed and won many tough sporting events, from some of the world's hardest triathlons, to racing 250 miles across the Gobi desert but she admits that RAAM could be the toughest challenge yet. Outside of competitive sport, she is also a qualified life guard on the beaches of Manly in Australia.
Race Across America (RAAM) is the longest endurance cycling event in the world - an ultramarathon cycle race across the USA which started in 1982 as the Great American Bike Race and four competitors.
Relay teams were introduced in 1992 and it is now established as one of the longest annual endurance events in the world - all entrants must prove their abilities by competing in any of several qualifying events, completing a course within a specified time period.
In length the RAAM is comparable to the Tour de France, but differs in that the direction has always been from the west to east coasts of the United States and is a non-stop event without stages.