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American Express Global Business Travel Appoints Kasey Chappelle as Global Privacy Officer and Director of Commercial Compliance

LONDON, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

American Express Global Business Travel ("GBT") today announced the appointment of Kasey Chappelle as Global Privacy Officer and Director of Commercial Compliance. In this role, Ms. Chappelle, who was previously Global Privacy Counsel at Vodafone, will oversee GBT's privacy programme, as well as be responsible for all marketing and commercial product compliance. Ms. Chappelle will report to GBT's Chief Compliance & Risk Officer, Si-Yeon Kim, and work closely with Chief Commercial & Technology Officer, Philippe Chérèque, Vice President, Core Products and Platform Architecture, Christophe Tcheng, and Vice President, Digital Traveler, Evan Konwiser to ensure that appropriate controls and data protection measures are in place for GBT's products and platforms, especially as GBT extends the integration of its propriety platforms with the company's international network partners and third-party technology vendors for the benefits of its corporate customers.

Ms. Kim said: "Protecting our customers' and their travelers' personal information is one of the cornerstones of GBT's compliance program. Global privacy is also one of our key considerations as we develop tools and technology to improve the customer experience. Kasey's extensive experience in this field makes her a valuable asset in ensuring we adhere to the appropriate compliance standards as we expand key differentiators such as platform optimization, GDS connectivity, and online booking tool integration, as well as newer technologies that will facilitate greater mobile and tablet functionality."

Ms. Chappelle joins GBT from Vodafone, where she served as Global Privacy Counsel. In this leadership role, Ms. Chappelle guided the creation and adoption of the Vodafone privacy programme, an award-winning approach to strategic and operational privacy risk management. Prior to her role at Vodafone, Ms. Chappelle was Global Privacy Director at eBay Inc., where she oversaw global consumer privacy and data protection compliance for all eBay Inc. companies, including worldwide e-commerce and payment platforms, mobile applications and advertising divisions. Ms. Chappelle began her legal career at Wilkie Farr & Gallagher, where she coordinated counsel globally on data protection and telecoms licensing issues for worldwide product rollouts and advised on regulatory and privacy compliance for multinational companies.

Ms. Chappelle received her J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Alabama, studying Advertising and Art History. She is based in London.

About American Express Global Business Travel
American Express Global Business Travel enables corporations and empowers business travelers with insights, connections and exceptional customer service on a global scale. Through technology and information, American Express Global Business Travel provides leading travel solutions, integrated consulting services, proprietary research, and end-to-end meetings and events capabilities. These innovative offerings enable clients to optimize the return on their travel and meetings investments.

American Express Global Business Travel has operations and network partners in nearly 140 countries worldwide with approximately 14,000 employees. American Express Global Business Travel ranked first among corporate travel providers in the 2014 Corporate Travel 100 ("CT100"), an annual listing compiled by Business Travel News which ranks companies with the largest volume of U.S. air bookings. Learn more about how American Express Global Business Travel connects the world at

American Express Global Business Travel ("GBT") is a joint venture that is not wholly-owned by American Express Company or any of its subsidiaries ("American Express"). "American Express Global Business Travel", "American Express" and the American Express logo are trademarks of American Express, and are used under limited license.


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