The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry— today announced the appointment of Nancy Tudorache to the position of director, operations for Canada. Ms. Tudorache will be responsible for developing GBTA Canada, and overseeing the delivery of the association’s full program for membership, events, education, training and advocacy.
Ms. Tudorache most recently worked as director of sales and marketing for the luxury, boutique SoHo Metropolitan Hotel & Residences, based in Toronto. Having a successful 11-year tenure with Metropolitan Hotels’ collection, she has been responsible for leading the direct sales and marketing efforts across Canada’s key cities of Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and recent expansion into Ottawa. An active industry advocate, Ms. Tudorache has been a keen supporter and engaged volunteer of the relevant business travel industry associations in Canada for more than 15 years. Having been among the founding members of GBTA Canada’s Leadership Advisory Council and more recently as one of GBTA Canada’s Ambassadors-at-large, she is a recognizable face within the Canadian leadership circles of the travel industry.
Prior to her career within Metropolitan Hotels, Ms. Tudorache’s experiences span from managing a Corporate Travel Agency to direct sales for a Tour Operator, and management positions within a Multi-National Hotel Chain. Within GBTA, she will report directly to Paul Tilstone, senior vice president, Global Operations, as Canada remains a region within the scope of Mr. Tilstone’s global direction including North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe.
On Ms. Tudorache’s appointment, Paul Tilstone said, “I am delighted to welcome Nancy to this role and to my global leadership team. We are looking forward to her enthusiastic approach and contribution to GBTA in Canada, allowing the association to flourish under her charismatic leadership. Nancy has proven to be a valuable asset to GBTA in Canada through her extensive volunteer involvement and roles within the industry and the association itself. Leveraging her vast network of travel industry professionals, Nancy’s mandate is to continue to focus on developing GBTA as Canada’s preeminent business travel association.”
Ms. Tudorache, who will start the role on September 23rd, 2013, said, “I am truly ecstatic with the opportunity to take the leadership role of GBTA Canada. My career path has ideally positioned me with the knowledge, understanding and network needed to continue the momentum and growth required for GBTA Canada, its members and sponsors alike. I am passionate about business travel, its opportunities and developments. I believe that GBTA is the appropriate Canadian-industry-vehicle with its amazing cross-section of members, Canadian-relevant content, valuable educational components and advocacy on industry standards. This is ‘the’ association with a forward thinking mentality that will deliver the highest quality of network in Canada’s business travel arena. I am looking forward to engaging with the membership, volunteers, sponsors and the Leadership Advisory Council as I embark on this exciting new journey.”
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA’s 6,000 plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 21,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org.