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New PATA Director of Operations

New PATA Director of Operations

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has promoted ‘Mam’ Puangthip Chotipantawanon as Director of Operations effective 1st August, reporting to Chief Operating Officer Sheila Leong.

Mam, PATA

‘Mam’ Puangthip Chotipantawanon, PATA Director of Operations

Mam is responsible for operations across all departments to provide an association-wide support structure to actively and regularly engage with members; deliver all PATA products, services, and events in a timely and profitable manner; and to convey the highest standards to satisfy the needs and relevance of PATA membership.

Mam joined PATA in 2003 and has since been responsible for supporting PATA events. Prior to PATA, she was Senior Manager of events management and developments at the Bangkok-based Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, and Senior Manager at MICE Marketing for Siam Express.

A Thai national, Mam earned her Master’s Degree in Food Systems Management from the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.

Martin Craigs, PATA Chief Executive, said: “We at PATA welcome Mam as our new Director of Operations. Mam has been contributing to the success of PATA events for nearly the last 10 years. This appointment will unify PATA Next Gen around the globe, improving co-ordination and engagement among all PATA members.”

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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