The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has appointed Gloria Guevara Manzo as its new president & CEO, replacing David Scowsill who left the London-based organisation after six years at the helm.
Guevara served as secretary of tourism for Mexico and CEO of the Mexican Tourism Board from 2010 to 2012, minister in the cabinet of President Calderón.
Prior to that she worked for global distribution system Sabre where she was most recently CEO of Sabre Mexico, reporting to the board of directors of a joint venture between Aeroméxico, Mexicana and Sabre Holdings.
She is currently special advisor on government affairs for the Centre on Health and the Global Environment at the School of Public Health, Harvard.
Guevara, a Mexican national, is married with a son and a daughter.