I love to fight, it brings out the best in me, says new AirAsia Expedia boss [Web In Travel] | Kathleen Tan, the new CEO for AirAsia Expedia, has a clear goal â€“ to make the company profitable and to take it to listing in three to five years. Meantime, there's a lot of work and learning ahead.
WIT - WEB IN TRAVEL : I love to fight, it brings out the best in me, says new AirAsia Expedia boss
Caught up with Kathleen Tan, the new CEO for AirAsia Expedia, the weekend after the news was announced and she was visibly thrilled about the new challenge.
With this move, she
returns to Singapore after almost nine years away, takes on a chief executive role in a company that has great expectations from two of the world's largest travel brands and gets into a new travel space.
also about to become a TV celebrity - she
will be one of the mentors in Apprentice Asia which stars Datuk Tony Fernandes of AirAsia
and airs this May.
Not that anyone can imagine Tan
semi-retired and now having taken up the reins at the new job, her
goal is clear.
But competition is nothing new to Tan
was in the music business, it was also super competitive.
will also leverage her
knowledge of Asia to entrench Expedia
deeper in the region, and to use the resources of Expedia to grow the brand.