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
Derek will also serve as a member of CWT’s Customer Organization
“Derek’s 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 CWT’s 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 Travelport’s 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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