BCD Travel is revamping its global business structure, merging its European and U.K. & Ireland businesses, while also consolidating leadership of its global network operations in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
The TMC’s newly combined European and U.K. & Ireland divisions—which previously operated independently—will be led by Mike Walley as president of Europe for BCD. Walley has overseen BCD’s U.K. and Ireland operations for the past 14 years and now will expand his leadership role throughout Europe.
BCD’s current head for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Stewart Harvey, will leave the company later this month, the company said. Harvey joined BCD as EMEA president in 2015.
The departing Harvey’s oversight responsibilities for the Middle East and Africa will fall to Greg O’Neil, who will serve as president of Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa and global network. O’Neil has been BCD’s president of Asia-Pacific since 2009 and adds the two new regions and global network operations to his leadership bailiwick.
Both Walley and O’Neil will continue reporting directly to BCD president and CEO John Snyder.
Snyder in a statement said the changes to BCD’s global corporate structure “reflect our commitment to aligning our organization with long-term business needs as well as shorter-term trends in travel demand.”
BCD is the second major TMC to revamp its corporate structure this month, following CWT’s announcement that it would divide its operations into three overarching business units.