Pascal Guignard

Position: International New Business Consultant
Location: Central Europe

About Pascal Guignard

Pascal Guignard brings over 40 years of strategic business development and financial services expertise to Conflict International. His extensive leadership experience with global brands like InterContinental Hotels and American Express positions him to drive international expansion and forge strategic partnerships.

Professional Background

Pascal honed his international business acumen through various accounting and management roles within the InterContinental Hotel Group across Europe and Africa.  For 25 years, he held senior positions at American Express, building in-depth knowledge of the card payment industry and managing teams across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. As VP and General Manager for New Business Development (EMEA) within their Global Network Services Group, he led landmark deals that significantly expanded the brand’s reach across the region.

Project Highlights

  • Secured a major card-issuing deal with a leading French bank, forecasted to generate over €8 billion in billings. This stands as one of the largest branded card deals in Europe.
  • Successfully franchised the American Express brand to 26 banks across EMEA, generating over $85 million in annual recurring revenue.


  • International Business Development
  • Strategic Partnership Development

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Graduate, Cornell University (AMC) and IESE Madrid (PMD Course)
  • Financial Times Non-Executive Director Certificate
  • Member, Steering Committee at AUAN Andalusia, Spain (Voluntary)
  • Executive Chairman, ADMR Gennes Val de Loire Association (Voluntary)
  • American Express Hall of Fame Inductee
Pascal Guignard
Contact Information
+44 (0)20 7917 2939