Colin Temple to Lead Corporate Travel Business in Canada
TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - American Express Global Business Travel
today announced the appointment of Colin Temple to the position of Vice
President and General Manager leading Global Business Travel in
Canada. Mr. Temple will report into Tom Bligh, Senior Vice President
and General Manager Americas, American Express Global Business Travel.
A 20-year veteran of American Express, Mr. Temple has held several
executive positions in the UK, US and Canada. Over the course of his
career, Mr. Temple has distinguished himself by devising and executing
business development strategies in dynamic business environments.
Prior to his new role, Mr. Temple served as head of American Express'
Merchant Services Business in Canada where he was responsible for
record results in account retention and new merchant signings,
including iconic Canadian brands. Mr. Temple has also held a number of
external board positions including the San Diego Convention and
Visitors Bureau and LA Inc.
"The Canadian market is a critical one for American Express Global
Business Travel where we provide innovative and dynamic solutions to
customers with local and global business needs," says Tom Bligh, Senior
Vice President and General Manager Americas, American Express Global
Business Travel. "Colin is a seasoned leader with an excellent track
record in driving transformation and growth and we are very excited to
have him join the team to lead our efforts in Canada."
Mr. Temple will continue to be based in Toronto and will officially
assume his new role on January 2, 2013.
About American Express Global Business Travel
Positioned at the intersection of commerce and travel, American Express
Global Business Travel offers its customers a comprehensive network,
dependability, and deep insights to help move people and businesses
forward. American Express Global Business Travel provides leading
travel solutions, integrated consulting services, proprietary research,
and end-to-end meetings and events capabilities. These innovative
offerings enable clients to optimize the return on their travel and
meetings investments. Learn more at www.americanexpress.com/businesstravel.
American Express Global Business Travel is part of one of the world's
largest travel agency networks with locations in over 140 countries
worldwide. Total travel sales volume processed in 2011 was $29.3
billion, including consolidated volume and non-consolidated volume
processed through joint ventures and its partner network.
About American Express Canada
American Express in Canada operates as Amex Bank of Canada and
Amex Canada Inc. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of the New York
based American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., the
largest operating unit of the American Express Company. Amex Bank
of Canada is the issuer of American Express charge and credit cards, with outstanding products like the American Express® Gold Rewards Card, the Platinum Card®, the American Express AeroplanPlus® Gold Card. Amex Canada Inc. operates the Corporate Travel and
Travellers Cheques divisions in Canada. American Express opened its
first offices in Toronto and Hamilton in 1853 and now employs 3,700
Canadians coast-to-coast. For more information, visit AmericanExpress.ca or connect with us at Facebook.com/AmericanExpressCanada.
SOURCE: American Express
For further information:
Keri MacLellan, American Express Canada, (905) 474-8850
Amanda Frehr-Smith, American Express Canada, (905) 474-8747