Posted October 10, 2018 - Atlanta
Greg O'Hara

INTERVIEW: Certares Founder And Amex GBT Chairman Greg O'Hara (With Special Guest Tom Klein)

Certares founder and American Express Global Business Travel chairman Greg O'Hara sat down with The Beat editor-in-chief Jay Boehmer at The Beat Live to talk about Amex GBT's HRG acquisition and Certares' investment approach and to share other observations on the business. Read More »
Posted October 12, 2015
Greg O'Hara

INTERVIEW: Certares Founder, American Express GBT Chairman Greg O'Hara

Arlington, Va.—Last year, a group led by Certares and its founder, Greg O'Hara, invested $900 million in American Express Global Business Travel, establishing a 50-50 joint venture with American Express. Now, the longtime industry power broker is chairman of American Express Global Business Travel; sits on the board of Travel Leaders, in which Certares also has invested; and is looking far and wide for more places in travel and related sectors to inject capital. Previously chief investment officer of JPMorgan Chase's Special Investments Group and managing director of JPMorgan private equity arm, One Equity Partners, he has held executive roles at Worldspan and Sabre and has sat on the boards of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Travelport, Worldspan and others. O'Hara sat down with The Beat Editor-in-Chief Jay Boehmer at The Beat Live conference here last week for an on-stage interview. An edited transcript follows. Read More »
Posted July 9, 2015

Greg O'Hara To Take The Stage At The Beat Live

He's the executive chairman of American Express Global Business Travel, the founder of investment firm Certares, a Travel Leaders board member—and he's coming to The Beat Live. Read More »
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Posted September 25, 2013

Amex, Private-Equity Investors Intend To Create Business Travel Joint Venture

American Express and an investor group represented by Certares intend to move American Express Global Business Travel into a joint venture structure that would continue using the American Express brand. Amex would retain 50 percent ownership and investors represented by Certares would commit between $700 million and $1 billion for the other 50 percent. Read More »
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Posted May 30, 2011

Travelport Names Wilson CEO And Board Member As PE Investors Still Look For An Out

Travelport will have new leadership on June 1 with Gordon Wilson replacing Jeff Clarke as president and CEO of the company and joining a board of directors whose current members include Clarke and three private-equity investment firm representatives. Also a PE investor, former board member Greg O'Hara resigned on March 31 after three years and a transition to a different role within Travelport part-owner JPMorgan Chase.

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Posted by: Jay Campbell with reporting by Mary Ann McNulty | More by Jay Campbell
Posted January 15, 2010

Greg And Me ... And You

I had some fun last week in a column with a faux New Year's resolution to get One Equity Partners' Greg O'Hara to participate in an interview. His company had declined that opportunity multiple times, I noted, which was too bad since he holds seats on the boards of several of The Beat's focus companies: Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Rearden Commerce, Travel Leaders Group and Travelport. Guess what? I saw Greg two days later at the Tzellebration (Travel Leaders) holiday party. After introducing me to Read More »
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Posted January 5, 2010 - New York City

COMMENT: Giving Up On A Good Interview

My New Year's resolution is to secure an interview with M. Gregory O'Hara of One Equity Partners. Of course, every good New Year's resolution is instantly broken, so here is a column which likely foils any possibility of said interview.

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