Herman Mensink is an industry veteran, and is Vice President EMEA for The Prism Group Inc., a global, technology company specialising in contract management systems and consultancy for the business travel industry. Until February 2003 Herman was Director, EMEA for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE). Preceding these positions he was Director of Worldwide Corporate Travel for Philips Electronics as well as Managing Director of the company’s own IATA travel agency for two decades. Additional to his role at PRISM Group Inc., Herman is President of Corporate Travel Association CORTAS, a joint platform initiative of the top 20 large multinational corporations in the Netherlands. In 2004 Herman was appointed professor in business travel management and airline economics at the NHTV Breda University in The Netherlands. Prior to that in 1997 he was awarded the ACTE Industry Professionalism Award for significant contributions made to the Travel Industry. In 1998 Business Travel News named him as one of the business travel industry’s top 20 most influential executives in the world. Herman serves on various advisory councils and task forces on transportation for the European Commission in Brussels.