Stewart Harvey joins BCD Travel as president of EMEA region
UTRECHT, Netherlands, June 22, 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 nine 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.
“I’m thrilled to join a company that’s been named by its peers as the ‘most admired TMC’ for three of the past five 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. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive, and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with a global client retention rate of 98%, the highest in the industry. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.
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 and its subsidiary BCD Meetings & Events, global meetings and events agency), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking) and Airtrade (consolidation and fulfillment). For more information, visit www.bcdgroup.com.