Sangeeta Naik

Sangeeta is the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing at American Express Travel. In this role, Sangeeta leads the charge in helping best-in-class travel suppliers and technology partners enhance their business through partnerships with American Express Travel. She and her team drive American Express Travel partnerships that provide the best value to its customers, offering them access to a trusted network of carefully curated properties, brands and exclusive benefits, and in return providing suppliers with access to highly engaged, premium customers. 

Sangeeta joined American Express in 2004 and spent 14 years in Global Merchant Network Services holding several leadership roles, including Head of U.S. Merchant Marketing where she led a team responsible for articulating the value proposition of accepting American Express Cards; executing strategies for on-boarding, growing and retaining merchants; developing high-impact marketing campaigns that improve merchant satisfaction; and developing content and tools for field-based client manager and servicing teams. Sangeeta also served on the Opt Blue launch team and led marketing strategies negotiated and executed through third-party acquiring partners, which was critical to expanding merchant acceptance in the U.S. 

Sangeeta lives in Hoboken, NJ, with her husband and two children.  She enjoys experiencing other cultures through food and works every day to convince her children to appreciate food that is not made of pizza dough. Sangeeta has traveled extensively throughout six of the seven continents, and although she has enjoyed every trip, her hands-down favorite was a trip to South Africa with her husband, which involved a perfect blend of wine tasting, fine dining and getting remarkably close to animals in the wild.

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