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Global Business Travel Association CEO cleared of misconduct following “troubling allegations”

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced that a third-party investigation into professional work conduct allegations against CEO Scott Solombrino has concluded no misconduct or legal wrongdoing on his part.

In a statement, GBTA’s board of directors said they received an anonymous letter asserting “troubling allegations” about Solombrino, who was appointed as CEO in April last year.

The board immediately launched an independent and thorough investigation with Solombrino’s cooperation.

“No misconduct or legal wrongdoing by Mr Solombrino was found regarding these allegations,” the board said.

After being cleared of the allegations, Solombrino and the GBTA board “have agreed that it was time for him to pursue other opportunities,” according to the statement.

The GBTA’s interim executive director, Dave Hilfman, said: “We thank Scott for his 25 years of service to GBTA and his passion and commitment to advancing the travel industry.

“We wish Scott success in his future endeavors.”

Business Travel News first reported on the allegations against Solombrino. You can read about them here.

Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, he GBTA claims to be “the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organisation”, with operations on six continents and more than 9,000 members.



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