Chartis Inc.said that all of its worldwide travel businesses will begin operating under the brand name Travel Guard, effective immediately.
Additionally, Jeffrey C. Rutledge has been named chairman and chief executive officer of Travel Guard Worldwide, Inc.
Chartis is the new name for the global property/casualty and general insurance operations of American International Group (AIG).
All Chartis travel sales and operations worldwide will be unified under the Travel Guard brand and will be positioned as “Travel Guard, a Chartis company.”
Travel Guard has operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Australasia, Africa and the Middle East.
Rutledge will oversee Chartis’ worldwide travel businesses. In this capacity, he also will oversee the Travel Guard operations in the U.S. and Canada, which are led by Dean Sivley, who joined Travel Guard in May, as previously announced.
Rutledge joined AIG, now Chartis, organization in 1999 and the company’s global travel e-commerce operations. He later had executive responsibility for travel in the Asia-Pacific region and, more recently, served as president of the global travel division.