The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Liz Ortiguera as its next CEO, effective May 17, 2021.
She succeeds Mario Hardy who will finish his term at the end of May.
Liz Ortiguera is a senior executive with over 25 years of global experience and expertise in general management, marketing, business development, and partner network management.
Her career spans several industries – travel/lifestyle, technology, financial services, and pharmaceuticals. She has also cut her teeth at both multinational corporations including American Express and Merck, and start-up environments in software as a service (SaaS), e-commerce, and ed-tech.
For 10 years, she was the general manager for Amex’s Travel Partner Network in Asia-Pacific, managing partnerships with top travel management companies, MICE-related organisations, and leisure agencies in the region.