American Express names Anré Williams, Chief Executive Officer of American Express National Bank (AENB) and Group President, Enterprise Services.
As CEO of AENB, Anré oversees all aspects of American Express’ U.S. banking operation, which is responsible for approximately 60 percent of the company’s total billings and revenues. In addition, as Group President of Enterprise Services, Anré leads American Express’ largest shared services organizations that support the entire company globally, including its technology, digital development and analytics, customer servicing, consumer travel, real estate, purchasing and strategic initiatives functions. The organizations he oversees comprise approximately two-thirds of the company’s total workforce.
Previously, he was Group President of American Express’ Global Merchant & Network Services (GMNS) organization responsible for managing relationships with the millions of merchants around the world that accept American Express Cards, as well as the company’s payments network, bank partnerships, international loyalty coalition programs, and relationships with its largest strategic partners.
Anré began his career at American Express in 1990 as a marketing manager in the Consumer Card division and then served for several years in the Small Business Services group, where he led new product development and advertising. In 1999, he joined the company’s Corporate Payments organization as a divisional vice president and was named President, Global Corporate Payments in 2007, responsible for marketing American Express’ commercial payment products to mid-size and large companies around the world. Anré was appointed President of Global Merchant Services in November 2011 and was named Group President, GMNS and a member of the company’s Executive Committee in February 2018.
Anré serves on the Board of Illinois Tool Works Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of The Wharton School and the USA Track & Field Foundation Board.
He earned his BA from Stanford University and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.