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Stewart Harvey joins BCD Travel as president of EMEA region

Utrecht, Netherlands, 22 June 2015 – BCD Travel announced today that corporate travel industry veteran Stewart Harvey will join the company as president of the EMEA region. He’ll join BCD’s other regional presidents – Mike Janssen for the Americas, Greg O’Neil for Asia Pacific and Mike Walley for U.K. and Ireland – as a member of President and CEO John Snyder’s global executive team.

Previous EMEA President Ilona De March decided earlier this month to leave BCD after 13 years, including 9 years as president of the EMEA region.

Harvey comes to BCD after a long stint at U.K.-based travel management company HRG, where he most recently held the position of Group Commercial Director, responsible for strategic relationships with key clients, strategic sales and global bid support. His leadership resulted in significant overall business growth, as well as successes in the government and energy sectors.

Harvey will join BCD after he has fulfilled his contractual obligation to HRG. As president of EMEA, he’ll have full operational and financial responsibility for BCD’s activities across the region.

True global player

“I’m thrilled to join a company that’s been named by its peers as the 'most admired TMC’ for 3 of the past 5 years,” said Harvey. “BCD stakes its brand and its reputation on being a trusted adviser to its clients at every level of the organization. It’s a true global player that’s poised for continued growth, and I’m excited to play a part in its development.”

EMEA is key to our overall success,” said John Snyder, president and CEO of BCD. “It’s a region in which we service many of our largest multinational clients. And it’s home to a number of exciting initiatives that we’re undertaking in partnership with those customers. Stewart’s expertise and leadership will help us excel and grow as we continue to manage the accelerating changes in our industry and in the region.”

Snyder added, “I and many of my senior leaders worked closely with Stewart back in the days of WorldTravel BTI’s joint venture with HRG; it’s good to have him back on the team.”

About BCD Travel

BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. For travelers, this means keeping them safe and productive, and equipping them to make good choices on the road. For travel and procurement managers, it means advising them on how to grow the value of their travel program. For executives, we ensure that the travel program supports company objectives. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 110 countries with more than 11,000 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain an industry-leading client-retention rate of 96%, with 2014 sales of US$ 24.2 billion. More about BCD Travel »

About BCD Group

BCD Group is a market leader in the travel industry. The privately owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Flugladen and Vayama), Park 'N Fly (off-airport parking) and joint ventures Parkmobile International (mobile parking applications) and AERTrade International (consolidating and fulfillment). BCD Group employs over 12,500 people and operates in 110 countries with total sales of US$ 25.6 billion, including US$ 10 billion in partner sales. More about BCD Group »

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