Chris Thelen


Unique. Dynamic. Innovative. Personable. Direct. This is how Chris likes to work and this is how our company works too. His business approach is what sets him apart and it is also why Corporate Travel Management (CTM) is one of the leading travel management companies.


Chris Thelen, CEO, is as dynamic as the business he leads. From his early days learning the ropes as a travel agent in London through his evolution to dynamic global leader, Chris brings extensive travel experience and his unique approach to Corporate Travel Management North America Inc.

Prior to joining CTM North America in July 2016, Chris led our European operations, previously Chambers Travel Group, for more than a decade. Chris quadrupled the company’s portfolio, becoming the fastest growing travel management company in the UK and one of the largest offerings in Europe, boasting strong client and staff relationships and an astonishing 18 business travel awards over the course of a decade.

Chris successfully led the merging of Chambers into the CTM family, establishing the European anchor for our truly global service.

Chris relocated to assume his current role of Chief Executive Officer and continues to strategically lead the business to an increasingly wider audience and fulfilling his aim of a running a highly successful global business. His personal approach, combined with extensive industry knowledge and leadership acumen, benefit CTM clients, staff, and shareholders.

Chris Thelen