Kessie Bratko

Senior Vice President, Global Client Team, BCD Travel and Life Sciences Center of Excellence Senior Executive  

Kessie Bratko leads teams that design highly effective managed travel and meetings programs for clients around the globe. In addition to her leadership role within the Global Client Team, Kessie is the Senior Executive Leader responsible for BCD Travel’s Life Sciences Center of Excellence (LSCOE).

Kessie has 20 years’ experience in corporate travel management, meetings & events, and consulting. She’s worked in Life Sciences for 15 years, supporting transformation, change-management, and program-management initiatives. Her work with Life Sciences executives spans a wide range of enterprise functions, including commercial, medical, pharmaceutical, clinical and foundation. She has deep industry expertise across the world’s top pharmaceutical organizations. Kessie led the design of new patient solution models that are fundamentally changing clinical trial management by enhancing transparency and improving patient centricity.

She is an expert in progressive program management (PPM). She helps complex and mature global travel and meetings programs identify improvement opportunities. Kessie understands the critical importance in identifying and acting upon key performance indicators anchored in reliable data. She directs her teams in building financial dashboards and program analytics to enhance the overall value delivered by BCD. She is a leader in innovation with an exceptionally deep understanding of business travel technology, governance and operational workflow.

Outside of her professional activities, Kessie brings her high energy and passion to initiatives aimed at sustainability and enhancing the lives of children. A leader in sustainability and social responsibility initiatives, she is an active participant in plastic reduction, carbon emission offsets, DoChange, Nelson Mandela Day, Feed My Starving Children and ECPAT. She lives in Chicago, Ill., with her daughter and husband.

Speaker topics:

  • Data management, analytics and visualization
  • Designing and building governance models
  • Digital strategy and execution
  • Integrated Travel and Meetings
  • Maturity model evaluations
  • Patient solutions
  • Payment strategy and execution
  • Progressive Program Management (PPM)
  • Service optimization strategy
  • Spend management and distribution optimization
  • Sustainability
  • Traveler, Attendee and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Traveler and Attendee Wellness