AMSTERDAM, September 30, 2013 – Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specialized in business travel and meetings and events management, today announced that Patrick Andersen, currently executive vice president UK & Ireland, Nordic and Eastern Europe is appointed president, Americas with immediate effect.
Andersen, a U.S.-born Danish citizen, will become a member of the CWT Executive Team and will report to Douglas Anderson, CWT president and CEO. He will be based in CWT’s U.S. Headquarters in Minneapolis.
Andersen joined CWT in 2008 as country manager Denmark. In 2009 he became executive vice president for Denmark and Sweden. Responsibilities for Finland and later Eastern Europe were added in 2011. In February 2012, Andersen was appointed to his current role of executive vice president UK & Ireland, Nordic and Eastern Europe.
“Patrick is a proven leader within CWT and we are excited that he is taking on such a key role; leading our teams in the Americas to continue bringing exceptional value and service to the travelers and companies we work with,” commented Anderson.
“I am delighted to be joining the Americas Leadership Team,” said Andersen. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues across the region as we strive to build on a legacy of strong performance and take our business to the next level.”
Prior to CWT, Patrick worked for Deutsche Post Worldwide Network and DHL holding numerous international positions in sales and marketing, operations and general management.