Ang Choo Pin
Travel & Leisure Committee Co-Chair
Managing Director, Asia, Expedia Group
Choo Pin ANG is Expedia Group’s Senior Director for Government and Corporate Affairs & Managing Director for Asia. In this role, he spearheads the Group’s Asia governmental affairs and public policy strategy across its portfolio of brands, and helps the Group manage regulatory and business risks, forge partnerships with governments and identify business opportunities.
Choo Pin has also helped shape the debate surrounding travel, tech and e-commerce in Asia. He is Chair of the Asia Internet Coalition, an industry association of the world’s leading global internet and technology companies which seeks to promote the understanding and resolution of Internet policy issues in the Asia Pacific region. He is also Chair of the Asia Travel Tech Industry Association, and the US ASEAN Business Council Travel and Tourism Committee.
In his personal capacity, he has provided training to senior Southeast Asian government officials on ecommerce under the Singapore-US Third Country Training Program and guest lectures at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy on the intersection of diplomacy and business.
Choo Pin has extensive experience in political and economic issues across Asia. He previously headed the China operations of a New-York based investment advisory firm, before joining Standard Chartered Bank as its Head of Public Affairs. Before that, he served as a diplomat in Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he was Singapore’s Deputy Consul-General to Shanghai. Choo Pin has a BA degree from Tufts University and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, both obtained through the Government of Singapore’s prestigious Overseas Merit Scholarship. He speaks English, Chinese, German, and Spanish.