BCD Travel is working to grow and expand its presence and services to clients in France. Corporate travel industry veteran Jean-Christian Fuentes and sales professional Fadi Boumalhab Fuentes joined BCD Travel France to support the push. Fuentes’ and Boumalhab each serve as Director of Sales, France.
Based in Bordeaux, former Olympic swimmer Fuentes joins BCD with more than 20 years of travel industry experience, the majority of which was spent in senior sales positions across various TMCs. Over the years, Fuentes secured key account sales and managed projects from pre-sales engagement through final negotiations. He also helped to define commercial strategies and oversaw sales teams in France.
Based in Paris, Boumalhab brings more than a decade of sales experience to BCD France, having held several senior business development roles. Prior to joining BCD last year, he most recently led sales efforts in southern Europe for health and security risk services company International SOS. Boumalhab also acted as Senior Business Development Manager with integrated services provider CIS, where he drove business development within the hydrocarbon, mining and construction sectors in Africa, Latin America and Middle East.
As part of meeting the new surge in post-Covid demand for BCD Travel services, Fuentes and Boumalhab are focused on bringing value to large French firms and multinationals with a significant footprint in France via BCD’s proprietary, innovative offerings.
“I am very pleased that Jean-Christian and Fadi have joined the BCD Travel France sales team during this exciting time of investment and growth,” said Valérie Sasset, Managing Director, BCD Travel France.
“Jean-Christian and Fadi are focused on providing value to clients in the French market through unparalleled partnership aimed at supporting travel managers in continually improving their travel programs,” said Lisa McKenzie, SVP, EMEA/Global Sales. “Their industry connections and expertise are sure to make an immediate, positive impact.”
As business travel returns, Fuentes and Boumalhab will further advance BCD’s strong reputation in the French market, where it’s known for its excellent services and solutions that power a confident trip experience; superb data consolidation and reporting solutions that solve for distribution complexity and content fragmentation; and new and unique sustainable travel solutions that use the first ISO-certified methodology to calculate business travel emissions.