Jamie Pherous, the founder and managing director of Corporate Travel Management (CTM, ASX: CTD), has been named one of the world’s most influential industry executives by the prestigious BTN Group in New York.
Mr Pherous said he was extremely honoured to be included in the BTN Group’s list of the 25 most influential travel executives for 2014.
The 30th annual listing recognises achievements by the buyers, supplier executives, public officials and others who most influenced business and/or managed travel in positive ways.
Mr Pherous is the only Australian to feature in the current list which includes industry heavyweights such as the CEO of Uber Travis Kalanick, the CEO of IBM Virginia Rometty, the CEO of SAP Bill McDermott and the president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, Christopher Nassetta.
“It is very humbling to be included in this list, an achievement which would not have been possible without the wonderful CTM team I have behind me,’’ Mr Pherous said.
The announcement follows two major acquisitions by CTM this month – Chambers Travel in Europe and Diplomat Travel in the USA for a combined $52.6 million – establishing a global footprint for the Australian corporate travel management company.