GBTA Names Delphine Millot to Lead Sustainability Efforts
Newly created role aims to create a public ‘voice’ on issues >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
The Global Business Travel Association has named Delphine Millot to the newly created role of senior vice president of sustainability. In this new role, she will lead GBTA’s initiatives to create a strong industry focus and public “voice” by working together with members, policymakers and other stakeholders to chart a course toward a more sustainable future for business travel. Areas of engagement include research and insights; industry and member programs, policy and advocacy; and education and certification, as well as incubating solutions, tools, and supply chain initiatives to help travel buyers and travel suppliers put sustainability at the forefront of their travel programs and operations. Suzanne Neufang, CEO, said that sustainability is a shared priority for the business travel industry, GBTA, and business travel programs and professionals around the world. She said GBTA sees it as “a collective effort and one that must be championed.” Millot will work with the founding partners of GBTA’s newly created sustainability program which consists of sponsoring organizations and supporters from across the industry, as first unveiled at the 2021 GBTA Convention. Millot’s professional background includes experience working between private, public and non-profit sectors, both in Europe and the US Most recently, she served as the head of the International Public Affairs Division for Grayling, a global consulting firm specializing in strategic communications and government affairs. Her experience includes managing a European-wide campaign for the Environmental Defense Fund to reduce methane emissions, which are responsible for at least 25% of today’s global warming.