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Monday, February 06, 2023

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, has reinforced its European presence with the addition of new members to the European Advisory Board and advisory boards across the region.


The GBTA advisory boards are run by member volunteers, selected for their expertise and industry knowledge. The role of these boards is to help shape and guide the strategy of GBTA Europe, working closely with the GBTA leadership team.

GBTA Chair of GBTA's Europe Advisory Board Mark Cuschieri

“Volunteers are essential to the success of GBTA in Europe and ensure we have representation from both the supplier and buyer communities to deliver the high-quality content and events our members require. With any change, brings opportunity and this gives GBTA Europe the chance to re-engage and structure the association in line with member requirements and the specific needs of this region,” said Catherine Logan, regional VP – EMEA.

New volunteers include:

Europe Advisory Board:
Stephen Hanton, President International, Synergy Global Housing
David McNeill, AVP Global Corporate Sales, EMEA & APAC, Enterprise Holdings
Carol Fergus, Global Travel Manager, Fidelity International
Eija Kurttila, Global Travel Manager, Telia Company
Jens Liltorp, Global Category Manager, Travel and M&E, Leo Pharma
Stefan Asmuss, Global Travel Manager, SAP SE

Italy Advisory Board:
Marco Quagliarella, Director of International Operations, AIM International
Matteo Ciccale, Partnerships Manager Team Lead, (Italia) Srl.

France Advisory Board:
Ondine Bedetti, Global Lead Buyer Travel, BNP Paribas
Katharina Navarro, Global Category Manager Travel, Cap Gemini has also been appointed as Vice President.

“I am delighted to see so many new industry leaders have joined the advisory boards, to help reset the role of GBTA in Europe and to ensure that the GBTA Europe Advisory Board has a renewed purpose; more influence and the ability to re-energize membership. I am looking forward to working with all the new volunteers to ensure members are well served across Europe,” said Mark Cuschieri, chair of the GBTA Europe Advisory Board.

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