Flavia joins GTA after a successful career with American Express and Electrolux. Flavia’s experience in developing sales and distribution channels and her passion for leading people and building strategic partnerships will help drive GTA’s future success.

Flavia spent 14 years at American Express; progressing to Vice President of B2B Merchant Services for Europe, where she significantly increased the business’s turnover. Moving on to a dual role, Flavia then led a double-digit growth strategy as Head of Merchant Services for Italy, based in Rome, while also heading up the European Client Management function across all markets. Flavia’s final role at American Express was Head of Supplier Relations EMEA for Global Business Travel, where she developed and implemented a new value proposition and launched new online and media products.

In her early career, Flavia worked for Electrolux in Italy in various marketing, quality management and IT roles. She holds a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Trieste and an MBA from Babson College, Boston.

Reporting to GTA’s chief executive Ivan Walter, Flavia will be based in London but will spend significant time in different parts of GTA’s global network. Although officially joining GTA on 1 January 2015, Flavia attends World Travel Market (3-6 November 2014) to meet many of GTA’s partners from around the globe.