Director – Communications & External Affairs, PATA
As the Director – Communications & External Affairs at PATA, Paul Pruangkarn oversees day-to-day operations of all communications and serves as the senior spokesperson for the Association. He works to enhance its public image through various media outlets and maintains the Association’s media partnerships with such organisations as BBC World News, National Geographic Traveller, Skift, TTG Asia, Travel Weekly Group and the Professional Travel Bloggers Association. Paul regularly speaks at conferences on behalf of PATA and has both facilitated and emceed many of its events. He has held many roles in Thailand and New York, where he grew up, including the Senior Business Development Manager of an Internet start-up, on-air personality and Sub-Editor at Radio Thailand English Language News, and Newsroom Supervisor at Business Wire (Berkshire Hathaway). He has also worked for companies such as Reuters, British Petroleum, and Traditional Home Magazine.