The Business Travel Association (BTA) has announced the appointment of Varinder Atwal, Senior Director of Supplier Management at CWT, as its new Board Director.
Working alongside the BTA’s Executive team, Atwal will ensure the ongoing success of the Association’s business objectives and overall commercial plan following COVID-19.
Atwal is the Senior Director of Global Supplier Management at CWT, one of the world’s largest corporate travel management companies, working to keep government and organisation’s employees connected through safe, efficient and secure travel. She is an integral part of CWT’s UK leadership team, ensuring unparalleled relationships with air, rail and car suppliers.
With over 23 years’ experience in the travel industry, Atwal brings substantial expertise in directing global teams, bolstering stakeholder engagement and aligning strategic objectives with customer needs. Prior to her role at CWT, she held a range of sales, marketing and leadership roles within KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France for over 15 years.
Clive Wratten, CEO of the BTA, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Varinder Atwal to our Executive Board at such a pivotal time for the sector. Her abundance of relevant skills and unequivocal passion for TMCs around the world makes her a worthy addition to the team. Working together we will implement tangible change to shape and support the business travel industry throughout 2021 and beyond.”
Atwal added: “Working with the TMC community for over 20 years, I understand their significance in keeping the travel sector running. I am delighted to be joining the BTA’s Executive Board, whose dedication to the TMC and travel sectors is greatly respected across the industry. I am looking forward to having a platform to share my knowledge and discuss the crucial topics affecting our members and partners.”