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Rodolfo Elizondo joins American Express Global Business Travel as Head of Global Business Consulting

Rodolfo Elizondo
American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) has announced the appointment of Rodolfo Elizondo as Vice President and Head of Global Business Consulting. In this role, Mr. Elizondo will lead the Global Business Consulting Group within GBT in helping customers achieve best in class results in third party negotiations and partnerships, travel programme optimisation and outsourced travel management.  He will report to Chief Global Sales Officer, Christine Ourmieres-Widener.

“Rodolfo’s deep leadership experience with large scale global consulting organisations, air and hotel suppliers and advanced technology innovators is a perfect fit to help our customers take their travel programmes to new heights.  He is a strong addition to the GBT team,” said Ms. Ourmieres-Widener.  

Mr. Elizondo brings to this role over 15 years of combined travel, hospitality and consulting experience at global companies based in the US and Mexico.  For the past five years, Mr. Elizondo worked at Sabre™ in a variety of roles, including most recently as Vice President in their Consulting Division and Practice Leader for E-Commerce, Sales and Distribution, Merchandising and Customer Experience. 

In these roles he provided strategic and technology consulting to leading organisations around the world.  Prior to joining Sabre™, he held leadership positions in commercial distribution for Mexicana Airlines™, a corporate strategy role for the hotel group Grupo Posadas, a business development role at a digital marketing firm and also worked at McKinsey & Company as a consultant.  

Mr. Elizondo has a Masters of Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

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