WEX Appoints Susan Sobbott to Board of Directors
WEX Inc. has announced that Susan Sobbott, a veteran of the global payments space, has been appointed to its board of directors. Sobbott spent in excess of 25 years at the helm of multiple divisions at American Express, growing business lines across the global organization during times of transformation. Most recently, Sobbott was the President of Global Commercial Services, addressing the needs of businesses ranging from small businesses to enterprise level corporations worldwide. She helped build the multibillion-dollar B2B global payment solutions business, transforming it into one of American Express’s largest segments and one of its most promising drivers of future growth.
Sobbott’s other leadership roles at American Express included President of Global Corporate Payments, a multibillion-dollar global division serving the payment needs of mid-sized and large companies, and President and General Manager of American Express OPEN, a multibillion-dollar business unit serving small businesses.
In addition, Sobbott was a significant advocate for women’s leadership at American Express, as long-time chair of their Women’s Interests Network, and a leading sponsor of flexible work arrangements and parent programmes. Sobbott currently is a board member of The Children’s Place, a specialty apparel retailer and Red Ventures, a privately-held digital marketing provider. She holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a BA from Georgetown University.