American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has appointed Jason Geall as senior vice-president for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

In the newly created role, Geall will expand his current responsibilities for the UK and Northern Europe to oversee the entire EMEA commercial operation.

He will continue to report to Andrew Crawley, chief commercial officer.

As part of this new team structure, GBT has appointed Yorick Charveriat as vice-president and general manager for France, and will be recruiting a vice-president and general manager for the UK.

Before joining GBT more than five years ago, Geall was chief executive of online platform The Student Room Group. Before that he held senior leadership roles in travel and technology companies including GetThere and Eurostar.