Chief Executive Officer
Seemingly everyone in the marketing end of the travel industry wants to make inroads into Asia. However, not too many people looking to gain entrance into the Asian marketplace are able to land someone with the experience of Kathleen Tan. Tan was appointed in January as the CEO of AirAsia Go, a joint venture between Asia’s leading discount airline and one of the world’s largest online travel agencies. As the CEO of the new venture, Tan hopes to increase the presence of Expedia throughout Asia by using its partnership with the already-successful AirAsia model.
Tan worked for Air Asia for the past ten years as the Regional Head of Commercial – AirAsia Berhad. Under Tan’s watch, Air Asia grew into one of the largest airlines serving Southeast Asia. Previously she was a director at both Warner Music Singapore and Warner Music Asia Pacific. Tan has won many awards for her success in the company.