ACTE Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of ACTE. It is responsible for association governance, strategic planning, financial oversight, and management of organisational performance. The ACTE Board is composed of business travel industry executives from across the globe. Directors represent all seven ACTE Regions (Asia, Australasia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and the United States). All Board Directors are ACTE members. 

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Board PositionFull NameTitleCompanyCountry
PresidentLori O'ConnellSenior DirectorPricewaterhouseCoopersUnited States
TreasurerDirk BaertsChief Operating Officer, H.I.S.-Merit Travel Group and President, MeritBizMeritBizCanada
At-LargeSteve SittoSr. Manager, Global Travel, Mobility & EventsTesla, Inc.United States
At-LargeCindy Van der ElstGlobal LeaderHoneywell Meeting & Event SolutionsBelgium
Board Member - AsiaTodd ArthurVice PresidentSabre Travel Network Asia PacificRepublic of Singapore
Board Member - EuropeGeert BehetsHead of Global Travel, Meetings & Fleet ManagementUCBBelgium
Board Member - Middle East and AfricaMohammed Atef HalawiDirectorFirmenich FZ LLCUnited Arab Emirates
Board Member - ACTE Centre ChairKurt KnackstedtChief Executive OfficerTroovoAustralia
Board Member - AustralasiaSonya LowryAPAC Regional Travel ManagerAstraZenecaAustralia
Board Member - Latin AmericaVivianne MartinsDirectorAcademia de Viagens CorporativasBrazil
Board Member - StrategicSuzanne NeufangVice President, Managing Director - AmericasHRS - Global Hotel SolutionsUnited States
Board Member - United StatesCatherine SharpeDirector, Global TravelIllinois Tool WorksUnited States
Board Member - StrategicJohnny ThorsenVice President, Global Travel Strategy & PartnershipsMeziUnited States
Executive DirectorLeigh BochicchioExecutive DirectorACTEUnited States