New American Express GBT CEO Doug Anderson Declines Comment On Report Of KDS Acquisition

[UPDATE, Aug. 30, 2016: American Express Global Business Travel today announced an agreement to acquire KDS. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter. More information here.]

Former Carlson Wagonlit Travel CEO Doug Anderson has taken the same role at American Express Global Business Travel.

According to a prepared statement, American Express Global Business Travel chairman Greg O'Hara credited Anderson with the respect of the industry, strong leadership capabilities and business travel knowledge. He said the company's mergers and acquisitions activity "is ramping up quickly . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.