The ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter is proud to announce its new Executive Committee (EXCO) line up for the term 2020-2022 which was elected through an electoral process from 6 – 31 March 2020.

To date, ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter consists of 289 member organisations in 16 countries and regions – Australia, China – P.R., Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (China-P.R.), India, Indonesia, Japan, Macao (China-P.R.), Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. ICCA has a total of 11 Chapters and the ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter represents the largest membership.

On accepting the new role, Ashwin Gunasekeran said “I am honoured to be elected as the Chair for the ICCA Asia Pacific Executive Committee and grateful with the support offered to me by my Asia-Pac colleagues. I look forward to forging ahead with a whole series of initiatives with the EXCO and ICCA Asia Pacific Office so together we can continue to grow as a collective voice of ICCA.”

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Noor Hamid, Regional Director Asia Pacific said, “As the Secretariat, I congratulate these candidates for volunteering to take the lead in championing the Chapter. I would also like to place on record my grateful appreciation to the past EXCO, Jason Yeh, outgoing Chair and current ICCA’s first Vice President, Keiko Nishimoto and Anna Case, former Deputy Chairs who made a meaningful impact and supported the growth of the Asia Pacific chapter. The new EXCO are here to continue that legacy and we look forward to working with the new leadership to serving the ICCA Asia Pacific community.”

Mr. Gunasekeran who currently heads the ICCA Malaysia Committee takes on the role of Chair. He will be supported by Keiko Nishimoto, re-elected as Deputy Chair / Treasurer, alongside Eric Abramson as co-Deputy Chair.