Gerardo Tejado has been appointed general manager of American Express GBT Meetings & Events.
With 17 years at American Express, Tejado has held a number of commercial and client management roles.
He will report to Amex GBT’s executive vice president of global supplier relations Michael Qualantone and be based in New Jersey.
Tejado takes over from Issa Jouaneh who led the globalisation and expansion of the Amex M&E business over the last decade.
Qualantone said: "Gerardo brings great experience to his new role, not only on the meetings & events side, but also from a commercial, finance and operations perspective.
"He has been central to the growth of our business in Latin America over the past seven years."
Tejado will be focused on technology-driven transformation of the attendee experience for clients of American Express Meetings & Events.
He said: "I am a strong believer in collaboration and team effort and look forward to leading and learning from this great group of industry innovators."
Before the new job,Tejado was vice president and general manager for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
He was responsible for doubling the size of the GBT footprint in the region and opening the company’s propriety operation in Colombia in 2017. General Manager for the Americas David Reimer will now oversee the LAC team and operation.
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