ALEXANDRIA, USA, 21 July 2020: The Global Business Travel
Association announced Monday that the third-party investigation into
professional work conduct allegations against Scott Solombrino, GBTA’s CEO, has
concluded no misconduct or legal wrongdoing on his part.
In a statement, GBTA’s board of directors reported that they
received an anonymous letter asserting troubling allegations about Solombrino.
The board immediately launched an independent and thorough
investigation with Solombrino’s professionalism and cooperation.
The board stated at the close of the investigation: “No
misconduct or legal wrongdoing by Solombrino was found regarding these
After being cleared of such allegations by the third-party
investigation, Solombrino and the GBTA Board agreed that it was time for him to
pursue other employment opportunities.
GBTA interim executive director, Dave Hilfman, stated: “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 endeavours.”
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is a business
travel and meetings trade organisation headquartered in Washington DC but with
representation on six continents and a membership exceeding 9,000-plus travel
professionals. They manage more than USD345 billion of global business travel
and meetings expenditures annually.