GBTA Italy Announces First President

London – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, has announced the appointment of Roberta Billè as the first president of GBTA Italy.

Billè, who has served on the GBTA Italy Advisory Board for three years and was selected by her peers on the Board, is also the travel manager for Novartis and will take up the position with immediate effect for a two-year term. Flavio Ghiringhelli, Country Manager, Emirates, has been appointed Vice-President of GBTA Italy.

“I am delighted that Roberta and Flavio have been selected to lead GBTA Italy during this next phase as we navigate a safe and timely return to business travel. The GBTA advisory boards are run by member volunteers to help steer the association at a local level and ensure local buyer and supplier needs are met; both Roberta and Flavio are experts in their fields and their roles are pivotal to the success of GBTA Italy,” said Catherine Logan, Regional Vice-President – EMEA GBTA.

“As President of GBTA Italy, I want to ensure that we deliver the relevant content, education and events for our members in Italy. As we navigate our way to a return to business travel, we need to provide local support to members leveraging on collaboration and partnerships between buyer and supplier members to create together a bridge to the new normal,” added Roberta Billè, President GBTA Italy.