PATA has promoted Ben Montgomery to PATA
Regional Director - Greater Mekong, and appointed Ivy Chee as
Regional Director - East Asia, effective 16 June 2012.
As Regional Director - Greater Mekong, Ben
Montgomery, is responsible for promoting PATA's progressive range
of membership benefits to travel and tourism industry companies
and organisations. She will be tasked with engineering opportunities for the Association and its members in the five
destinations of the Greater Mekong Region: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Her Mekong responsibilities have
been added to her existing role of PATA Chapter development.
A Thai national, Montgomery (pictured below
right) previously worked
for international five-star hotels in Bangkok such as Royal Orchid
Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Shangri-La and The Oriental Hotel, in
sales and marketing.
Ivy Chee is responsible for membership development for East
Asia as Regional Director - East Asia. Chee is also PATA Chapter Coordinator for Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (ROK), Malaysia,
Philippines and Singapore.
Before joining PATA, Ivy was
Regional Senior Business Development Manager at online travel
aggregator Wego Pte Ltd in Singapore and Digital Ad Sales Manager
at Singapore Press Holdings. Chee also worked with clients such as
Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, IHG, Starwood, Hilton, Accor
Hospitality, American Express, Tourism New Zealand and Tourism
Ivy is Malaysian who speaks English, Mandarin,
Cantonese, Malay and basic Japanese. She is a Bachelor of Arts
graduate in professional communications from RMIT University
Melbourne and has diplomas in Mass Communications from the
Melbourne Institute of Business Technology and Taylor's College.
She is also a Taekwondo black belt.
Commenting on the
promotions, PATA CEO Martin J Craigs said, "Ben and Ivy are the
key contacts and liaison for PATA members in different regions in
Asia. They have strong connections with many Chapters around the
globe. They will drive PATA's Next Gen philosophy across Asia."
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