Carlson Wagonlit Travel announced the appointment of Bindu Bhatia

Published on : Friday, August 18, 2017

binduCarlson Wagonlit Travel will henceforth be led by Bindu Bhatia, the new managing director, Asia Pacific from September onwards.


She will be succeeding Kai Chan who made significant contribution to the company during her five-year tenure. She will leave at the end of August.



According to the Kurt Ekert, chief executive of Carlson Wagonlit, Asia pacific is the world’s fastest-growing market for corporate travel. Bindu will be an apt person for the role with her proven skill set, deep understanding of the global travel market. She will hit the ground running with her commercial expertise.



Bhatia had served the company for more than 20 years as the senior vice president, global program management. She had handled the CWT’s biggest global clients.



She is highly skilled in strategic client management, operations, people management, and business development.



In her new role she will report to Kelly Kuhn, chief customer officer. She will soon be relocating to CWT’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.



She will here be handling approximately 3,000 people across nine countries.


September onwards Ann Marie Stone will be taking over Bhatia’s current role, and will report to Cathy Voss, executive vice president, global program solutions.


Since 2000 Marie was with the company and most recently served as vice president, global program management.


The Asia Pacific nations is constantly growing and CWT is a key player with local teams who understand the culture, client needs, market dynamics, and regulation across this diverse region.

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