Carlson Wagonlit Travel has appointed Bindu
Bhatia as Managing Director - Asia Pacific, effective 1 September.
Bindu succeeds Kai Chan, who will be leaving the company on 31
“Asia Pacific is the world’s fastest-growing
market for corporate travel – there are huge opportunities here,”
said Kurt Ekert, CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. “Bindu is perfect
for her new role: with her proven entrepreneurial skills,
commercial savvy, and deep understanding of the global travel
market, she will hit the ground running.”
Bhatia has been with the company for more than 20 years in a
number of key roles, most recently serving as Senior Vice
President, Global Program Management, where she has looked after
CWT’s biggest global clients.
Bindu has extensive leadership
experience in strategic client management, operations, people
management, and business development.
Reporting to Kelly Kuhn, Chief Customer Officer,
Bindu will soon will be relocating to CWT’s
Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, where she will have
responsibility for approximately 3,000 people across nine
Ann Marie Stone will be taking over
Bindu’s current role, also effective 1 September, reporting to
Cathy Voss, Executive Vice President, Global Program Solutions.
Ann Marie has been with the company since 2000, most recently
serving as Vice President, Global Program Management.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel,