American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has completed the acquisition of Hogg Robinson Group plc, a global B2B services company specializing in travel management. The combined group, according to the companies, is expected to offer clients and travelers a wider range of products and services. It will bring together, according to a statement, the assets of both businesses, including technology, people and a “comprehensive” global footprint. American Express GBT said in the statement that it will seek to accelerate growth by using the complementary footprints of each company and leveraging existing infrastructure and technology capabilities. The HRG brand will remain in place as the integration process begins. Joanna Macleod, American Express GBT’s executive vice president-traveler care, has been appointed chief transformation officer to facilitate the integration of the companies, while William Brindle, HRG’s COO, has been appointed COO for American Express GBT.