Bhart Sarin has decided to step down as president of the board of directors of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). He had held the position since August 2019. According to an announcement from the association, Sarin has served over the past nine years on the board of directors as a direct member director, chairman and president. Denise Truso, the association’s vice president, will assume oversight of board meetings and preside over officer activities with the support of the GBTA board and staff. She said, “I am committed to working alongside the GBTA board of directors and staff in the months leading to convention as we seek to create an inclusive environment and rebuild our industry through ‘Ready. Safe. Travel.’ ” The position of president will remain open and eligible for member nominations and voting in the upcoming election. Additional information regarding the election process and other open board seats will be forthcoming. In a statement on LinkedIn, Sarin said that during his tenure, GBTA navigated the pandemic, strengthened the balance sheet, unified with ACTE and built a solid future governance. He added, “This experience was like riding on the edge of a lightning bolt  ,,, and I will miss all of the wonderful people and experiences this industry affords.”