Third-party investigations into unprofessional work conduct allegations against the Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) CEO Scott Solombrino have concluded “no misconduct or legal wrongdoing on his part”.
In June, GBTA’s board of directors received an anonymous letter asserting troubling allegations about Solombrino and immediately launched an independent and thorough investigation with the CEO’s cooperation, and he was subsequently put on administrative leave on June 20.
The board stated today that “no misconduct or legal wrongdoing by Mr Solombrino was found regarding these allegations.”
The statement added both parties have agreed to part ways for the former CEO to pursue other opportunities.
GBTA interim executive director, Dave Hilfman, stated: “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.”
On July 14, GBTA announced the appointment of Dave Hilfman, who retired from United Airlines as senior vice president of worldwide sales in 2018, as interim executive director with immediate effect.