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2 Jan, 2017

Khoo Hock Aun, Deputy Executive Director, ASEAN Tourism Information Centre

Place and Date of Birth: Penang, Malaysia, 10 October 1955

Marital Status: Married


Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness), University of Agriculture (Putra) Malaysia.

Nuffield Foundation Study Fellow with the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, United Kingdom


Staff Writer, Malaysian Business magazine (1978-1983)

Executive Director, ASEAN Chambers of Commerce and Industry (1986-88)

Deputy Executive Director, ASEAN Tourism Information Centre (1989-96)

Executive Director, ASEAN Business Forum (1996-1998)

Executive Director, Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (1999)

Executive Director, Malaysian Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry (2004-2006)

Managing Director, Cosmo Biofuels Group (2006-current)

Vice-Chairman, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels/Biomaterials (2009-2015)

Hon. Sec Malaysian Society of Waste Management and Environment (2016-17)

Business Consultant, Sustainable & Eco & Agrotourism (2013-16)

The ASEAN Tourism Information Centre played a pivotal role in forging an ASEAN tourism identity in the early years through facilitating projects such as Visit ASEAN Year 1992, information sharing, human resource training and promoting ASEAN multi-destination programmes among travel agents worldwide. Those regional collaborations set the stage for accelerated tourism development and growth for the ASEAN region in recent years.