BCD Travel announces new managing director for Greater China market
UTRECHT, September 27, 2016 – BCD Travel has hired Jonathan Kao as the new managing director for its Greater China market. The Greater China market includes BCD Travel China and BCD Travel Hong Kong. The move reinforces BCD Travel’s commitment to growth in one of the world’s fastest growing economic regions.
Jonathan joins BCD Travel from Four Seas Travel Ltd., a subsidiary of South China group of companies, where was general manager of its Greater China market. He’s also worked in Greater China for American Express and FCm Travel Solutions. He brings 15 years of corporate travel experience. He holds an Economics degree from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in e-Business from the City University of Hong Kong.
“I’m pleased to welcome Jonathan to the team,” said Greg O’Neil, BCD Travel’s president of Asia Pacific. “He brings extensive Greater China experience and deep industry knowledge to the role. With him in place, we’ll further build our brand and grow our business in China and Hong Kong.”
Jonathan will be based in Shanghai and report directly to Greg O’Neil.
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 almost 14,900 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain the industry’s most consistent client retention rate, with 2019 sales of US$27.5 billion. 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). BCD Group employs over 15,900 people and operates in 109 countries with total sales of US$30 billion in 2019, including US$10.9 billion partner sales. For more information, visit www.bcdgroup.com.