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Carlson Wagonlit Travel Appoints Kurt Ekert

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Appoints Kurt Ekert

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced that Kurt Ekert is replacing Douglas Anderson as President and Chief Executive, with immediate effect. In this role, Kurt will report directly to the Carlson Board of Directors.

Under Douglas Anderson’s leadership, CWT became an industry leader in business travel and made significant advancement in technology, including the acquisition of WorldMate. The company also developed an effective organisation with strong talent. Douglas is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

Kurt Ekert most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Travelport. During his five-plus years in that role, the business transformed its product offerings and value propositions in all key channels and delivered consistent growth, highlighted by a successful IPO. Kurt also previously spent nine years at Travelport in a number of other executive roles, including Chief Operating Officer of Europea-based GTA. His experience prior to that includes six years at Continental Airlines.

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