NBTA moves into Europe
The National Business Travel Association (NBTA), a US-based organisation representing travel managers, has appointed a European manager.
Megan Lenfant, who formerly held a similar position with rival organisation the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), becomes its regional manager, European operations.
Ms Lenfant, who will be based in Paris, has worked for ten years sales, meeting planning and event marketing.
Her brief is to develop opportunities for NBTA to deliver content to the European business travel community.
Her appointment is one of three announced by NBTA.
Lynn Tovsen becomes government group travel manager and Jorge Caamano is a new business travel analyst. Both appointments are US-based.
Silverjet boosts marketing team
Silverjet, the British all business class transatlantic airline, has made two new appointments to its marketing team.
Tamarah Khatib is promoted to head of global online marketing and Anna Lamont is appointed head of UK marketing.
Ms Khatib will be responsible for all global online marketing channels and will work on exploiting new technologies and media channels to build the Silverjet brand.
Ms Lamont has 13 years' experience in agency and client side marketing. In her new role, she will be responsible for the UK's marketing and managing Silverjet's UK agencies.
IHG names new marketing team
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced a new brand management team to be headed by Nina Bibby.
Ms Bibby will continue her present role as senior vp worldwide brand management and report to Peter Gowers, chief marketing officer.
The new team will be responsible for developing three of IHG's main brands, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza.
The team will include new recruit Regina Lewis who joins from Dunkin Donuts and will work with Mark Snyder, senior vp worldwide brand management for Holiday Inn in the Americas, who will assume additional - global - responsibility for both Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
Kevin Kowalski becomes senior vice president worldwide brand management, for Crowne Plaza.
Tom Stringer is promoted from within IHG to portfolio and innovation strategy director while Jon Harding, former senior vp organisational development, moves from Human Resources to a new position in the global marketing team as senior vp worldwide capability development.
HRG strengthens US operation
Hogg Robinson Group has appointed Lee DeVet as vp HRG consulting in North America.
Mr DeVet who has more than 20 years' experience in consultancy will be based in New York and report to Ian Flint, head of HRG's global consulting.
Bingham new director of sales at Park Inn Heathrow
Park Inn, part of the Rezidor Hotel Group, has appointed Craig Bingham director of sales and marketing at its London Heathrow property.
Mr Bingham has worked in the hotel industry for ten years working in Miami in the USA and Manchester in the UK.
HE passed through the Marriott Graduate Development Scheme and most recently was director of sales for the London Metropole, part of the Hilton group.
Dose steps down as ceo of Gulf
Andre Dose has stepped down as president and ceo of Gulf Air after less than four months in the job.
A statement by the Middle East carrier said: "It has been mutually decided that Mr. Andre Dose will leave the company in accordance with the terms of his employment contract."
Mr Dose, a veteran of the airline industry with 30 years' experience, only joined the company in April.
He took over from James Hogan who had switched to Etihad Airways as its ceo.
Mr Dose has served as a pilot for Crossair and rose to become ceo for the now defunct Swissair.
He was one of the main driving forces in the establishment of its successor SWISS, now part of the Lufthansa group.
The Board of Gulf said that its chief operating officer Bjorn Naf would take over as acting president and ceo in addition to his present duties.
Mr Naf, 42, who has also worked for Crossair and Swissair, joined Gulf from Transafrik International, Kenya, where he was ceo.
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