People on the Move: Edward P. Gilligan, American Express (May 2013)
American Express Co. has promoted Edward P. Gilligan to president. Gilligan has served as vice chairman of American Express since 2007, when he was named head of a B2B group responsible for the company’s global relationships with merchants, corporations and bank partners. He joined the company in 1980, and he was named business unit president of commercial card and business travel for the U.S. in 1995. He was named group president in 2002 and relocated to London, overseeing the international consumer card business and the company’s global portfolio of payment and travel services for corporate clients. Gilligan continues to report to Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and CEO.