Alexandre Chemla is the President of ALTOUR, one of the largest travel management companies both in the U.S. and globally. ALTOUR, a unit of Travel Leaders Group, has 59 offices and more than 1,600 travel professionals worldwide under its umbrella.
Mr. Chemla founded ALTOUR in 1991. The company provides travel management services in a variety of different categories including but not limited to corporate, luxury and mid-market leisure, the entertainment industry, and meetings and incentive travel.
Prior to founding ALTOUR, Mr. Chemla served as a consultant for a variety of airlines and hotel companies, including Hyatt Corporation and Disney Enterprises. Earlier in his career, he served for 10 years in various senior executive roles at Club Med, Inc.
Mr. Chemla is both active in or serves on the board of several organizations. Among those is the French American Chamber of Commerce, New York Chapter; the French Institute Alliance Française; the French Foreign Trade Advisors; and the French-American Aid for Children organization. He has been awarded a French Tourism Office Gold Medal for Tourism. Mr. Chemla is based in ALTOUR’S New York City headquarters.
“ALTOUR was founded on the principle of bringing the most talented professionals together and embracing a culture of no rules and no boundaries. This motto enables our leaders and front-line teams to think like entrepreneurs, and placing the needs of our clients above all else, while also maintaining trusted business partnerships with industry suppliers. This has been a formula for all around success and we remain focused on investing in our people, our clients, and our supplier partners.”