Alan Gallo is a well-reputed executive with deep experience spanning Finance, Strategy, Business Transformation, M&A and the payments industry. During his 30+ years at American Express, Alan has come to be considered an outstanding and inspirational leader, having led global teams of up to 2,000 employees. Alan currently serves as the Chief Audit Executive and head of the Internal Audit Group, providing strategic leadership on internal and external audit, compliance, and risk matters. Alan reports functionally to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the company’s Board of Directors, and administratively to Chairman and CEO Stephen J. Squeri. Alan is also a member of American Express’ Executive Committee, which consists of senior leadership responsible for developing the Company's strategic direction.
Previously, Alan led Global Business Services, where he oversaw procurement and supplier management, real estate and workplace experience, training for customer service representatives, as well as sales support and insights. Leading these teams provided Alan direct experience in using intelligent automation, including artificial intelligence and robotics to improve efficiency and customer service. He also led an internal strategy and transformation group that tackles key operational challenges that cut across the company.
Alan has also held a variety of senior positions in Finance, serving as a divisional CFO for the company’s consumer and commercial payment businesses, prepaid and digital wallet groups, operating functions including technology and customer service, travel services and international banking. He also served as the head of Corporate Planning where he led the company’s business planning process.
Alan is passionate about supporting the community and serves on the boards of Brooklyn Community Services and The League Education and Treatment Center, both of which are Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations. He also serves on the New York Leadership Council of the Nature Conservancy.
Alan holds a BS and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status). He currently serves as Chair of the Alumni Council for NYU Stern, and previously served as the Council’s Development Committee Chair. In 2010, he was awarded the Stern School of Business Distinguished Beta Gamma Sigma Alumnus from NYU.
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