Olga M. Ramudo
President & CEO
Olga Ramudo is President & CEO of Express Travel which has grown from what began as a startup business in 1989 that was started with her sister and a best friend, to today being one of the leading travel management companies in the United States.
Its great reputation and long-term client retention are Express Travel’s greatest source of accomplishment. The commitment made to the Hispanic luxury market, corporate travel, as well as community involvement, has earned Express Travel numerous awards and recognitions throughout the years, including national travel agency of the year from ASTA , top ten women led business and fastest growing company in the State of Florida.
Olga Ramudo has conspicuously pioneered and led the charge to not only advocate on behalf of the tourism industry but has also provided an outstanding public role model as a successful woman owned business who has always found the time to serve her community and her industry through leadership appointments on numerous local, state, national and international organizations.
The South Florida Business Journal has recognized Olga as one of their Ultimate CEO’s as well as one of the top influential business leaders in South Florida. Miami Today has also recognized her with the “Best of Miami” designation. WITII (Women in Travel and Tourism) honored Olga with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has appointed Olga to a third term on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. She also sits on the national board of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), the World Trade Center Miami, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the executive Board of the Beacon Council were she also serves as Treasurer of the organization. The Miami Dade County Board of County Commissioners has appointed Olga to serve on their Tourism Development Council Board and Miami’s Mayor appointed her as her representative to the International Trade Consortium (ITC).
Express Travel is comprised of corporate, leisure, groups and meetings, cruise, and study abroad departments.
Olga studied in Puerto Rico and has two sons and two granddaughters.