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Wed, 31 Oct 2018

Derek Sharp Joins CWT Meetings & Events as Managing Director

Carlson Wagonlit Travel has appointed Derek Sharp as Managing Director of CWT Meetings & Events.

 Effective 1 November 2018, Derek will be based in London and will report to Kelly Kuhn, Chief Customer Officer of CWT.

Derek Sharp. Click to enlarge.

 Derek will also serve as a member of CWTs Customer Organization Leadership Team.

Dereks success in strategy, sales, P&L management and business development will bring an additional level of dynamism to our Meetings and Events business. In addition, his extensive experience in the global travel industry will provide a unique perspective on how to further grow this critical component of CWTs worldwide portfolio, said Kelly Kuhn. I am absolutely delighted to welcome Derek to our team.

Derek worked most recently as SVP and Managing Director of Travelports Air Commerce line of business focusing on airline and rail distribution as well as airline IT solutions. He has previously also held senior management, strategy and consulting positions with HP Enterprise Services, EDS, UPS and Bain & Company.

An American national who has lived in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Derek holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA in Political Science from Texas A&M University.

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