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Airbnb appoints Mike Orgill as General Manager of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:01
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Airbnb’s General Manager for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan Mike Orgill
Airbnb’s General Manager for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan Mike Orgill

Mike brings a wealth of experience in his previous role as  the Director of Public Policy for Asia Pacific at Airbnb.

Thailand – Airbnb announced the appointment of Mike Orgill as General Manager of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

In his role, Mike will be responsible for building long-term growth in some of Airbnb’s fastest growing markets. In the last year alone, Airbnb welcomed more than nine million guests to Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. 

Mike brings a wealth of experience in his previous role as  the Director of Public Policy for Asia Pacific at Airbnb. He successfully built and led a team of policy professionals across the region and delivered on the company’s efforts to build Airbnb into a 21st Century company that serves all stakeholders, including government and community leaders 

Before that, Mike led Google's public policy efforts for emerging markets in Asia. He was previously at the US-ASEAN Business Council in Washington D.C.

Mike will start his new role immediately and report to Siew Kum Hong, Airbnb’s APAC Regional Director. Mike will continue to support Airbnb’s public policy efforts in the interim until a new APAC Director of Public Policy is appointed.

“We are thrilled that Mike will be taking on this new challenge to lead our efforts in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan,” said Airbnb’s APAC Regional Director Siew Kum Hong. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mike for five years and know firsthand that there is no one better to drive our strategy and long-term growth in the region.”

“Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan represent some of the world’s most popular travel destinations, and will play a massive role as we aim to welcome 1 billion users on to the platform by 2028,” said Airbnb’s General Manager for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan Mike Orgill. “I can’t wait to build on my five years at Airbnb and help grow our community of guests and hosts in the years ahead.”

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