(April 26, 2022, 11:28 +07)
CWT has named Patrick Andersen as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2022.
Patrick will also sit on the company’s board of directors.
This appointment follows the announcement of Michelle McKinney Frymire’s decision to step down from the company.
“We are thrilled to have Patrick as our next CEO, given his outstanding track record as Chief Commercial Officer and his 13 years in international leadership roles at CWT. He has deep relationships with our customers and stakeholders and has demonstrated exceptional leadership by overseeing our strategic priorities, developing RoomIt and launching our groundbreaking myCWT China technology platform,” said Jim Abrahamson, Chairman of the Board of administration of CWT. “On behalf of the Board of Directors and our colleagues around the world, we thank Michelle for her many contributions since joining the company in 2019 and wish her well in her future endeavours.”
Prior to his current role as President and Chief Commercial Officer at CWT, Patrick served as Chief Strategy Officer and prior to that as President of the Americas.
Since joining the company in 2008, Patrick has managed and overseen several industry-defining initiatives, including the launch of myCWT China, the expansion of RoomIt by CWT, and the development of innovative GDS technology partnership agreements at long term.
He has over 30 years of experience in global travel and logistics, having held various international management positions at Deutsche Post Worldwide and DHL.
Patrick, who studied management at London Business School, is also a non-executive board member of Global Minnesota and MNSNAP, and sits on the board of supervisors of the Carlson School of Management.
“I am thrilled and honored to lead CWT into its next stage of growth,” said Patrick. “As demand for travel increases, CWT is well positioned to invest and grow its industry leadership and global relationships. Above all, I will continue our commitment to our core values and look forward to working with our Board of Directors and the CWT team to improve our technology and further strengthen the travel and event services we provide to our customers. of the whole world.