Anne M. Busquet ’78
Anne Busquet is principal at AMB Advisors, where she advises companies on business strategy, marketing, and development, and a managing director at Golden Seeds Group, an angel investment group.
Ms. Busquet started her career at Hilton International in Paris before joining the American Express Company in New York, where she held several high executive positions, including senior vice president, merchandises services; executive vice president, card marketing US; president of relationship services; and president of interactive services and new businesses. She created and led a strategic venture group that invested $360 million over five years in businesses and start-ups. Simultaneously, as a division president within the American Express Company, she led global interactive initiatives and sat on the American Express executive committee.
Within InterActiveCorp (IAC), an Internet commerce conglomerate, Ms. Busquet became chief executive officer of Local and Media Services and led a group of businesses with revenues of $300 million that included Citysearch, Evite, Entertainment Publications (EPI), ServiceMagic, and TripAdvisor (until the August 2005 Expedia spin-off).
She serves on the boards of Pitney Bowes, Blyth, Inc., and Invoke Solutions and on the advisory boards of JEGI and Second Space.
Ms. Busquet received her BS from Cornell University and her MBA from Columbia Business School. She is a trustee of French Institute Alliance Française and previously served on the boards of Teach For America and Harlem Children’s Zone.