CWT appoints new president and chief executive

Business travel giant CWT has appointed a new president and chief executive.

Patrick Andersen will begin the role on May 1, taking over from Michelle McKinney Frymire, who recently stepped down after 13 years with the firm. Andersen has worked at Minneapolis-based CWT since 2008.

He said: “I’m delighted and honoured to lead CWT to its next stage of growth. As travel demand increases, CWT is well positioned to invest and expand its industry leadership and global relationships.

“Importantly, I’ll continue our commitment to our core values and look forward to working with our board and the CWT team to enhance our technology, and further strengthen the travel and events services we provide to our customers around the world.”

McKinney Frymire said: “Leading CWT through such a critical phase in its evolution has been a great honour.

“We have made substantial achievements during extraordinary times, and I am grateful to our global team and customers for their trust and supportive partnership.

“Now, with a strong financial foundation in place, CWT is positioned to accelerate its growth plan and I’m pleased to pass the baton to Patrick.”

Jim Abrahamson, chair of the CWT board, said: “We are excited that Patrick will serve as our next chief executive, given his outstanding track record as chief commercial officer and 13 years in international leadership roles at CWT.

“He has deep-rooted relationships with our customers and stakeholders and has demonstrated superb leadership through overseeing our strategic priorities.”

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