American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has named Paul Abbott as CEO, effective Oct. 1., replacing Doug Anderson. Abbott had been at American Express for 24 years; most recently, he was chief commercial officer, Global Commercial Services, the company’s global B2B payments business.


Hilton has named Jenna Jacket to a new role, leading both the Curio and Tapestry Collections by Hilton. She had been leading Tapestry for the last two years and will now also oversee Curio.  She has been with the company since 2011 in a variety of roles.


CWT has appointed Inna Kizenkova as vice president of air distribution partnerships to work with airlines, global distribution systems, online booking tools and other air distribution partners. Previously, Kizenkova served as vice president of global supplier management for Europe/Middle East/Asia, where she spent the past three years growing CWT's airline and ground relationships. Before that, she was EMEA vice president of supplier commerce for Sabre.


TravelPerk, a Europe-based travel management specialist, has named Ross McNairn as chief product officer. He co-founded travel management startup Dorsai Travel and sold it to Skyscanner, the travel metasearch company, where he then worked for three years as product manager.