7 Jan, 2017
Date and Place of Birth: 24 May 1957, Singapore
Marital Status: Married
Bachelor of Administration (First Class Honours), Brock University, Canada
Graduate of Senior Management Programme, Civil Service College, Singapore
Joined the Singapore Tourism Board and spent 20 years between Nov 1982 –Nov 2002
Marketing Officer, Nov 1982 – Mar 1985
Senior Marketing Officer, April 1985 – Sep 1987
General Manager (ASEAN), Jun 1988 – Sep 1992, the first to hold this newly-created position in the STB at the time.
Regional Director, South Asia, Oct 1992 – Feb 1995
Deputy Director, Destination Marketing, Mar 1995 – Aug 1995
Director, Destination Marketing, Sept 1995 – Dec 1997
Senior Director, Tourism Marketing, Jan 1998- Nov 2002
Private Sector career
Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Chief Executive Officer, Nov 2002–Dec 2003
MasterConsult Services Pte Ltd, Associate Director, Feb 2004-Dec 2006
The Tourism Company Pte Ltd, Director, Apr 2004-Dec 2007
Pacific Leisure Marketing Pte Ltd, Director, Nov 2005-Dec 2006
Bintan Resorts International Pte Ltd, Director Marketing, Dec 2006-Oct 2016
Public Administration Medal – a National Award presented by the Singapore Government for outstanding contributions to the country – 1997 .
Was also closely involved with the formative years of ASEAN tourism marketing campaigns as part of the ASEAN Sub-committee on Tourism. Also played an active part in the formulation of Singapore’s Tourism Masterplan –Tourism 21, in 1996 and the plan’s review in 1999.
Source: Asad Shiraz