New MD for CWT Meetings & Events

Derek Sharp joins from Travelport and will be based in CWT M&E's London office from November.

CWT Meetings & Events has appointed Derek Sharp as managing director, effective from 1 November.

Sharp will be based in London, reporting to Kelly Kuhn, chief customer officer of CWT and serve as a member of CWT’s Customer Organisation Leadership Team.

"Derek’s success in strategy, sales, management and business development will bring an additional level of dynamism to our business," said Kuhn.

"In addition, his extensive experience in the global travel industry will provide a unique perspective on how to further grow this critical component of CWT’s worldwide portfolio."

In his previous role, Sharp was SVP and managing director of Travelport’s Air Commerce business. He has previously held senior management, strategy and consulting positions with HP Enterprise Services, EDS, UPS and Bain & Company.

An American national who has lived in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Sharp holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA in Political Science from Texas A&M University.

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