Julia Lo Bue-Said
Julia became CEO at the Advantage Travel Partnership in April 2018 having first joined the group in 1995. Julia has responsibility for developing the strategy for the company and day-to-day running of the business. Currently an ITT board director, she previously worked for WH Smith Travel, Balkan Holidays and The Best Travel Group before joining Advantage.
Nikki is an independent consultant specialising in corporate business travel with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. She recently joined Synamedia as Global Travel Manager and is an active participant within advisory boards such as ITM Industry Affairs Group and GTMC Corporate Travel Buyers Board. Nikki was awarded ITM Multi-National Travel Manager of the year in 2017.
Chris has worked in the corporate travel industry for 35 years. For the past 11 years he has worked for MSD where he is currently the Director for Global Travel Strategy and has responsibility for a Program spanning over 70 Countries. Prior to this he spent 24 years with a major TMC holding a variety of roles in both Operations and Account Management.
Cilla has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years. She currently sits on the Board of Directors at the newly formed Focus Travel Partnership and is additionally Managing Director at ABT-UK (Amsalem Business Travel UK Ltd.).
Hugo joins the judging team by virtue of his triumph in 2019’s Rising Star category. He joined Blue Cube Travel in 2017 and today holds the role of Client and Supplier Manager. He was recognised in at The Business Travel Awards 2019 for his impressive work ethic, rapid career progression, and potential as a future business leader.