AAV In Conversation with Philip Goh, APAC VP for IATA on COVID-19, quarantines, recovery & more



Philip Goh, IATA’s regional vice president for Asia-Pacific. (PHOTO: IATA)

Asian Aviation Magazine Editor Matt Driskill is In Conversation with Philip Goh, the regional vice president, Asia-Pacific for the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry, and brings together some 290 airlines, including the world’s largest. Flights by IATA’s members account for 82 percent of global air traffic. Goh represents IATA in the Asia-Pacific region, which comprises 37 countries and territories and more than 40 IATA member airlines. He leads IATA’s efforts on safety, sustainability and recovery of international travel from COVID-19.

Goh has more than 30 years of experience in the airline industry and has extensive experience working throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He has held various senior management roles at Singapore Airlines, including as Regional Vice President for South East Asia, for South West Pacific, and for West Asia and Africa. He also served a three-year term in London at SIA’s then associate airline company Virgin Atlantic Airways, and as SIA Country General Manager for Japan prior to his various regional responsibilities. Goh holds a Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Estate Management with Honours from the National University of Singapore. He speaks English and Chinese.

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Matthew Driskill is the Editor of Asian Aviation and is based in Cambodia. He has been an Asia-based journalist and content producer since 1990 for outlets including Reuters and the International Herald Tribune/New York Times and is a former president of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong. He frequently appears on international broadcast outlets like CNN, Al Jazeera and the BBC and has taught journalism at Hong Kong University and the American University of Paris. Driskill has received awards from the Associated Press for Investigative Reporting and Business Writing and in 1989 was named the John J. McCloy Fellow by the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York where he earned his Master's Degree.


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