Read our exclsuive interview with Doug Anderson, chief executive of Amex GBT, here

American Express Global Business Travel has now completed the acquisition of HRG, with the creation of new roles.

The company said the combined group was expected to offer clients and travellers a “wider range of products and services, bringing together the best of both businesses including technology, people and a comprehensive geographic footprint”.

The HRG brand will remain in place as the integration process begins.

To head up the integration processs, Joanna Macleod, Amex GBT’s executive vice-president, Traveler Care, has been named chief transformation officer. Meanwhile, William Brindle (pictured above), HRG’s chief operating officer, now assumes the same role at Amex GBT.

Doug Anderson, chief executive of Amex GBT, said: “The combination of American Express GBT and HRG will provide clients and travellers with an unrivalled offering. I look forward to integrating our companies and combining the vast experience and expertise of both. We’re proud to deliver enhanced value to all stakeholders.”

David Radcliffe, chief executive officer of HRG, said: “The two businesses are focused on delivering further value to clients and travellers. I look forward to working with the talented individuals on the American Express GBT Board, and growing a best-in-class travel management company.”

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