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American Express Announces Strategic New Hires within Global Commercial Payments

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American Express Global Commercial Payments announced that it has hired two Commercial Card veterans within its Global Business Development group.    

Andy Nicholas has joined as Vice President and General Manager, Global Business Development – International.  Based in London, Andy is leading a team focused on creating customized and scalable business-to-business solutions for large corporations and selling select new travel & entertainment solutions to multinational and global companies.  Andy brings nearly 25 years of Commercial Card leadership and experience to American Express.  Prior to joining American Express, Andy served as Head of Commercial and Prepaid Card Sales and Account Management EMEA at Citi.

Ken Sebastian has joined as Vice President, Global Business Development, US.  Based in Atlanta, GA, Ken is leading a team focused on selling travel & entertainment and business-to-business solutions to US-based companies with multinational needs.   Before joining American Express, Ken served as Director of Commercial Strategic Business and Partner Commercialization at Visa Inc.

“Large corporations are partnering with American Express to create simplicity and efficiency in a customized way for their corporate payments programs, with a goal of optimizing spend across the full supply chain.  Andy and Ken are helping us effectively respond to this growing demand across the globe,” said Lisa Marks, Senior Vice President/GM of American Express Global Business Development, Global Commercial Payments.

Globally, American Express serves more than 60% of Fortune 500 companies.  The Business-to-Business (B2B) Global Business Development team is focused on implementing customized B2B payment solutions that meet the needs of large and global companies and align within their complex technology, compliance, procurement and accounts payable processes.

About American Express Global Commercial Payments
Through its Global Commercial Payments division, American Express offers a suite of payment and lending products that help businesses and organizations of all sizes gain financial savings, control and efficiency. Global Commercial Payments provides solutions for travel and everyday business spending, cross border payments, global currency solutions, and business financing.

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