Friday, May 29, 2015

American Express President Dies Suddenly On Flight From Japan To New York

For the record.

Ed Gilligan, the president of American Express, has died.

He was 55 years old.

Gilligan died after becoming ill on a flight from Japan to New York, according to CBS New York

Gilligan was named the company’s president two years ago and joined American Express in 1980 while still a student at New York University, according to the Wall Street Journal.

He was widely considered a possible successor to CEO Ken Chenault, WSJ reported.

Chenault made the announcement via a letter to Amex employees Friday.


(ht Travis Holte)

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