Richard Albert is Vice President, Global Client Development, for Morneau Shepell’s Employee Support Solutions group. In this role, he is responsible for driving the growth of Employee Support Services globally, through strategy conception, a range of business development activities and account management of existing clients based outside of Canada.
Prior to joining Morneau Shepell, Richard was with American Express for 15 years. Most recently, he led their business development practice in the Asia Pacific region, including strategic partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, and asset monetization. In addition, he headed efforts to expand the company’s loyalty coalition business to China.
Over the course of the previous 13 years, Richard played a defining role in building American Express’ proprietary cobrand and rewards business across the globe. Prior to relocating to Singapore at the beginning of 2012, he was Vice President/Head of International Partnerships based in London, a period of time in which American Express grew, strengthened and consolidated its leading global position in the travel rewards space.
Before working with Amex, Richard spent nearly 10 years in the oil and gas industry with Texaco, based in New York, Bratislava, Brussels, London and Zagreb, having had a series of roles in the areas of business development, strategy and general management, predominantly focused on the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Richard was born and raised in Boston. He has an MBA from Boston College, a Bachelors degree from Bryant University and was a scholarship recipient at the ICADE School of Business in Madrid.