GBTA Strengthens Advisory Board in Latin America

New Regional Board Members Appointed

Mexico – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry has reinforced its presence in Latin America, announcing several new appointments to the LATAM Advisory Board, for the 2021 – 2023 period.
The GBTA Advisory Boards are run by member volunteers, selected for their expertise and industry knowledge. The role of the advisory board is to help shape and guide the strategy of GBTA Latin America, working closely with the GBTA leadership team.
“Volunteers are essential to the success of GBTA, and with this recently appointed LATAM Advisory Board, we will hear first-hand from professionals working in the local business travel Industry to address and support the specific needs of the region. With a healthy balanced representation from both supplier and buyer communities, we can ensure we deliver high-quality content, activities and the networking opportunities our members require, especially during these ‘Road to Recovery’ times for the Industry.
This recently appointed (and re-purposed) board is part of GBTA’s objective, to re-engage with the region and address the challenges specific to Latin America, now and during the years to come,” states Candela Fernández Wyngaard, Senior Manager, LATAM Operations.

New volunteers for the 2021-2023 period include:

Chair: Alma Rocío Ceballos, PwC MX Procurement, Business Services & Travel

Members (Direct):
Claudia Palacios, Regional Travel Manager LATAM, Worley
Claudio Salerno, Travel and Visas Manager, South America, LDS Church
Conrado Sainz, Corporate Travel Global Coordinator, Exiros – Techint Group

Members (Suppliers)
Maren Hanschke, President FCTG MX & LATAM Network at Flight Centre Travel Group México
Giancarlo Mulinelli, Senior Vice-President Global Sales, Aeromexico
Monica Crawfurd, Assistant Managing Director of Sales, Mexico & Central America, Hilton

“It is inspiring to see to these professionals aligned with the noble purpose of helping the industry move towards recovery during these uncertain times. Each of them brings their expertise and market knowledge of the challenges facing the region, ensuring the programs, content for members, and deliverables for members are both relevant and timely. This renewed LATAM Advisory Board re- energizes us all: industry and members at large. I cannot wait to start working alongside each of them, making sure that members are well served and represented across Latin America,” Alma Rocío Ceballos, Chair, LATAM Advisory Board.