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American Express GBT completes acquisition of Hogg Robinson Group

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has completed the acquisition of Hogg Robinson Group plc (HRG), a global B2B services company specialising in travel management. 

Doug Anderson, CEO, American Express GBT, said: “The combination of American Express GBT and HRG will provide clients and travellers with an unrivalled offering. I look forward to integrating our companies and combining the vast experience and expertise of both. We’re proud to deliver enhanced value to all stakeholders.”

David Radcliffe, CEO, Hogg Robinson Group plc, added: “The two businesses are focused on delivering further value to clients and travellers. I look forward to working with the talented individuals on the American Express GBT Board, and growing a best-in-class travel management company.”

The HRG brand will remain in place as the integration process begins.

From today, Joanna Macleod, American Express GBT’s EVP, Traveler Care, has been appointed chief transformation officer to facilitate the successful integration of the companies, while William Brindle, HRG’s chief operating officer, has been appointed chief operating officer for American Express GBT.