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Travel management platform CWT has appointed John Pelant as executive vice president and chief technology officer, effective 1 November.

Formerly the company’s chief information officer, Pelant will oversee the development of CWT’s engineering and technology, innovation and IT infrastructure and operations. He takes over from Andrew Jordan, who will leave the firm at the end of 2019, until which point Jordan will assist in the transition.

Pelant has previously held senior roles such as VP of global IT operations, VP of global product development and VP Americas IT and global functions, and was appointed SVP and CIO of CWT in August 2016.

Commenting on the appointment, president and CEO Kurt Ekert said: “A terrific leader who has been with CWT for many years, John brings invaluable insight and a track record of execution to our B2B4E focus. I am delighted to announce this appointment. I am also saddened to see Andrew go, and thank him for the incredible contribution he has made delivering against our digital strategy, and for helping our strategic transformation. On behalf of everyone here I wish him every success and happiness in the future.”

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