IATA Appoints Philip Goh as Regional Vice President

(14 Sep 2021)
IATA has appointed Philip Goh as Regional Vice
President for Asia-Pacific.

Philip is a 34-year veteran of the airline
industry and has held various senior management roles at Singapore
Airlines in Singapore and overseas, at Virgin Atlantic Airways in
London, and has extensive experience working throughout the
Asia-Pacific region.

Philip worked most recently as Regional Vice
President for the South West Pacific for Singapore Airlines (2017
to 2021), based in Sydney.

Reporting to the IATA Deputy Director General,
Philip will lead IATA’s activities across Asia-Pacific, a region
covering 37 countries and territories and home to 45 IATA member
airlines.

He is based in Singapore, where IATA’s Regional
Office is located.

“I am deeply passionate about the aviation
industry and have been associated with its growth and development
throughout my professional life,” Philip said. “I am humbled to be
leading the IATA Asia-Pacific team at the most challenging time in
our industry’s history. Foremost among our immediate priorities
are engaging governments to safely re-open borders, reviving the
travel and tourism economy, and restoring the people-to-people
connections that travel facilitates. International aviation can
then return to its crucial role as an engine to deliver social and
economic benefits to countries and communities in Asia-Pacific.”

Philip succeeds
Conrad Clifford, who was appointed
as IATA’s RVP – Asia Pacific on 1 February 2014
and in July of
this year IATA promoted him to the position of Deputy Director
General.

“I am delighted to have Philip succeed me as
Regional Vice President. His extensive airline experience and deep
knowledge of the region will be particularly valuable in
delivering IATA’s priorities across Asia-Pacific. He is
well-prepared to lead IATA’s efforts on safety, sustainability,
and recovery of international travel from COVID19. Air transport
is critically important to Asia-Pacific and I am confident that
Philip will be both a passionate advocate for our members’ needs
and a solid partner for governments,” said Clifford.

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