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ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame. Designed to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, this is the first website to honour the many industry stalwarts who founded and shaped one of the region’s most remarkable economic sectors. Conceptualised by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil, it will be a live, ongoing project open to anyone who consider themselves, or their parents, qualified to be listed. The individuals must have been born before 1960, and held a senior executive decision-making position before 2000. Small and medium sized entrepreneurs are particularly welcome. Please email profiles to imtiaz@travel-impact-newswire.com.

2 Feb, 2017

Pamelia Lee, Senior Director, Tourism Development, Singapore Tourism Board

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

Date & Place of Birth: 16 April 1942, Hawaii. Marital Status: Married with four children and four grandchildren. Education: University of Hawaii. Career 1978 joined Singapore Tourism Board May 1978 to Aug 1984 Head of Marketing Division. Sept 1984 to Mid July 1994 Head Product Development Division, serving as chief coordinator of the S$1 billion […]

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23 Jan, 2017

Joseph K. S. Chew, Executive Director, Singapore Tourist Promotion Board

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

  Date & Place of Birth: 26 Dec. 1943, Singapore. Marital Status: Married with two sons and five grandchildren. Languages: Written – English & Malay. Spoken – English, Malay, Hokkien (Chinese Dialect) Education: BA (Hons) Economics, University of Singapore, 1963-66. Senior Executive Program, Columbia University, 1978 Senior Executive Program, Stanford University, 1994 Career 1966-1968 Straits […]

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23 Jan, 2017

Kevin Leong, Secretary General, Asian Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaux

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

  Date & Place of Birth: 9 March 1950 Marital Status: Married Education: Bachelor of Business Administration (Singapore University) Career 1976 – Joined Singapore Tourism Board, and spent 36 years with the STB. Key positions held included Vice-President (Eastern Region) in the USA, Director of Exhibitions and Conventions, and Director of Events Marketing. 1979-1988 – […]

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19 Jan, 2017

Pek Hock Thiam, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Promotion Board

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

Date of Birth: 6 October 1941 Nationality: Singaporean Education:  1964 : Honors in Economics, University of Singapore Career: 1964 – 1969 : Shipping Executive, P&O Lines (biggest shipping line in the world then) 1969 – 1972 : Administrative Assistant, Ministry of Finance, Singapore  (taxation, custom duties, rates & fees) 1972 – 1988 : Deputy Secretary, Ministry […]

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7 Jan, 2017

Asad Shiraz, Senior Director, Tourism Marketing, Singapore Tourism Board

 Date and Place of Birth: 24 May 1957, Singapore Marital Status: Married Education Bachelor of Administration (First Class Honours), Brock University, Canada Graduate of Senior Management Programme, Civil Service College, Singapore Career Joined the Singapore Tourism Board and spent 20 years between Nov 1982 –Nov 2002 Marketing Officer, Nov 1982 – Mar 1985 Senior Marketing […]

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2 Jan, 2017

Robert W. Guy, CMP, Managing Director, Singapore & Malaysia, Destination Asia

Date and Place of Birth: July 25, 1944, Illinois USA Marital Status: Married. Education College of San Mateo & Stanford University, Palo Alto California Career Destination Asia – Managing Director Singapore & Malaysia October 2010 to present Pacific World – Regional Managing Director, January 1989 to August 2009 Tour East – Group General Manager May […]

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28 Nov, 2016

P.R.Gopal, President, NATAS, Singapore

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

Date and Place of Birth: Singapore, 15 May 1936. Education: The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore Marital status: Married with 2 girls and 1 boy Professional Career: After school, he had various jobs from school teacher, clerk, customs. Prior to involvement in the travel industry, he served 10 years in the Armed Service as Commission Officer and […]

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27 Nov, 2016

Prem Paul Ohri, President, ASEANTA

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

  Date and Place of Birth: 15th October 1928, India Marital Status: Married Education: Bachelor of Arts (Honors) University of Punjab (1949) India Master of Arts (Economics) University of Delhi (1951) India Bachelor of Laws University of Delhi (1952) India Present Positions (as of Nov 2016) Managing Director G.C.Nanda & Sons Pte Ltd Director Leisure […]

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21 Nov, 2016

Pakir Singh, Secretary-General, ASEAN Tourism Association

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

Date of Birth : July 21, 1945 Place of Birth: Singapore Religion: Sikh Education : Bachelor of Arts ( Honours ) in History from the National University of Singapore Bachelor of Law from the University of London Master of Arts ( History ) from the National University of Singapore Master of Human Resource Development from […]

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