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GBTA’s Solombrino cleared of misconduct

GBTA’s Solombrino cleared of misconduct

Monday, July 20, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Following a third-party investigation, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has found no evidence of misconduct or legal wrongdoing by CEO Scott Solombrino.

Solombrino had been accused last month in an anonymous letter signed by “GBTA Former and Current Staff” of several alleged misdeeds, including making derogatory remarks and excessive expenses, and creating a hostile work environment for women and racial minorities. He was consequently placed on administrative leave.

However, after launching an internal review and hiring an independent, third-party attorney to investigate, GBTA’s Board of Directors issued an official statement declaring that “no misconduct or legal wrongdoing by Mr. Solombrino was found regarding these allegations.”

Though cleared of the allegations, Solombrino is parting ways with GBTA after both he and the Board agreed that “it was time for him to pursue other opportunities.”

On his departure, GBTA 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.”

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