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INTERVIEW: Carlson's Hubert Joly and Marilyn Carlson Nelson

INTERVIEW: Carlson's Hubert Joly and Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Carlson Wagonlit Travel is looking for a new CEO after majority owner Carlson named Hubert Joly as its president and CEO, effective March 1. Joly, who has led CWT since July 2004, will succeed Marilyn Carlson Nelson. In addition to its 55 percent stake in CWT, Carlson encompasses several hotel, restaurant and marketing brands. Carlson Nelson will continue to serve as chairman of the board. The Beat's David Jonas spoke by phone with her and Joly today following Carlson's announcement of Joly's a

Radisson To Get A New Look

Carlson is revamping its Radisson Hotels & Resorts brand in North America and increasing its international pipeline for the Park Inns & Suites brand, according to president and CEO Hubert Joly.

CWT Taps Anderson as CEO and President

Following a three-month search, Carlson Wagonlit Travel tapped CFO and executive vice president Douglas Anderson as its new president and chief executive officer to succeed Hubert Joly. As of March 1, Joly was promoted to president and chief executive officer of Carlson Companies, majority owner of CWT, to become the first non-family member to hold that position.

TMC Management Shuffles In The Online Era

This week's announcements of the departures of Egencia's and Orbitz For Business' leaders made me wonder how much at-the-top change each of the biggest-brand travel management companies has endured in recent years. As it turns out, Egencia and Orbitz For Business win in the category of turbulence. Here's a glimpse ...


Carlson Wagonlit Travel president and CEO Hubert Joly (pictured) and CWT North America COO Jack O'Neill this week met with The Beat reporter Jay Campbell as part of a tour introducing Joly to the media and clients. An excerpt of their discussion follows.

CWT's Schleien To Depart; Joly Steps In

Carlson Wagonlit Travel North America president Robin Schleien will step down August 31 after nearly four years in the role and 12 years with the company, CWT informed customers on Friday. CWT Worldwide president and CEO Hubert Joly was named chairman and CEO of CWT North America, and will jointly run the region with COO Jack O'Neill, who takes on responsibility for Canada as well as a spot on CWT's global management committee. Schleien's position will not be replaced.

CWT Alters Online View

Carlson Wagonlit Travel under new president and CEO Hubert Joly is favoring its consulting and systems integration capabilities over the previously aggressive marketing of its own corporate self-booking tool, Horizon. While the company still believes the Horizon product to be the best there is, Joly said, "We have a much broader role than just selling a product, and we should not confuse our role as a travel management partner with a product-based strategy."

CWT: Sharing Earnings Data To Promote TMC Model

More than sixteen months into the job, Carlson Wagonlit Travel worldwide president and CEO Hubert Joly 'feels strongly that the travel management company business model is very relevant and very competitive, and beyond just talking about it, he wants to illustrate it with concrete results.' This is a major reason why, according to a CWT spokesperson, the company has suddenly decided to break out detailed financial results.

CWT Margins Grow Amid Continued Tech Investment

Carlson Wagonlit Travel co-owner Accor today said its travel agencies division during the first half improved margins by 3.2 points and contributed 4 percent of Accor's overall earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and rent.

Acquisitions Boost CWT's '04 Top Line

Carlson Wagonlit Travel last year grew revenues 6 percent to $1.2 billion, partly driven by acquisitions of Maritz Corporate Travel in St. Louis, ONboard in Germany and Protravel in France. Revenues rose in Europe by 7 percent to $772 million, fell in Canada and the United States by 1 percent to $314million and grew 13 percent in other countries to $118 million, based on financial figures issued last week by CWT half-owner Accor.