SVP Strategic Sales & Account Management, APAC
Christine Tan is the Senior Vice President Strategic Sales & Account Management APAC where she has overall responsibilities for the development and execution of sales strategies for FASTBOOKING in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to her current position, she has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and account management, central reservation operations, revenue optimisation and distribution. She has held leadership roles at companies across the travel distribution value chain including Trust International, ANA Hotels International, Pegasus Solutions and Whale Media.
Representative Director, Japan
Toshimitsu “Tom” Fukushima was appointed Representative Director of FASTBOOKING JAPAN K.K. in 2010.He started up FASTBOOKING JAPAN K.K as the subsidiary of FASTBOOKING France alone and expanded the number of hotel user clients to more than 400 with 10 team members. He served as Representative Director of WORLDHOTELS and Regional Manager of Pegasus Solutions in the past engaging Inbound/Outbound of hotel online business. He had achieved top sales record in Asia Pacific through the last position of General Manager and Area Sales Manager of Regus PLC Japan. He distinguished himself in the area of Sales, Marketing and PR.
Business Leader, Travel
Currently based in Singapore, Beata has been at Google for three years and is responsible for scaling Travel Vertical Search products (Flight Search, Hotel Ads, Destinations, Google Trips) with special focus on Hotel Ads, across APAC. Beata has been working in the international travel industry & in digital marketing for 10+ years in Spain, Argentina and Ireland and she moved to Singapore from Dublin one year ago. Beata holds a degree in Travel and Business Management.
Key Account Manager, Japan & Korea
Masafumi Nakaniwa is the Key Account Manager at TripAdvisor for Japan & Korea regional hotel chains. Masafumi is passionate about helping hotels deliver a better digital experience for global travellers and to drive direct bookings. Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Masafumi was in charge of Japan market sales for a hotel chain based in Shanghai.
Director of Key Account Management
Sho Kitai’s responsibilities at TrustYou includes Account Management and providing consultation on reputation management. Prior to joining TrustYou, Sho has vast experience in various travel industries such as Japanese travel agency, online travel agency – booking.com and CRITEO Digital Marketing Solution. His wealth of knowledge has allowed him to share valuable tips while building long-term relationships with customers.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Rachel Grier is the Managing Director, Asia Pacific for IDeaS – A SAS COMPANY, responsible for growing IDeaS Asia business and enhancing the company’s leading brand reputation in the dynamic Asian hospitality sector.
She possesses a combination of successful leadership experiences in enterprise software and hospitality sales and marketing.
With more than two decades of experience, she has a record of growing businesses in the regional hospitality and travel sectors across a range of established and emerging markets in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East. Most recently she was senior vice president sales, Asia Pacific and the Middle East for hotel central reservations leader Pegasus Solutions.
Revenue Optimisation Service Director
Shigemi Shimada joined FASTBOOKING in 2011, responsible for account management and revenue optimisation since the establishment of the Japan office. Prior to joining FASTBOOKING, she was engaged in electronic distribution and digital marketing at TravelClick through her role of account management and sales. She also has experience in the sales and marketing role at Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza and Kempinski Hotels & Resorts till 2006.
Vertical Management Manager
Takahiro Suzuki is the Vertical Management Manager at the PayPal Pte. Ltd. Japan office specialising in the Travel industry. He develops the online credit card payment space in Japan and provides solutions to hotel’s no-show and cancellation challenges in the growing inbound market. Prior to joining PayPal, Takahiro has five years experience in Rakuten Travel as an account manager consulting hotels mainly in the Tokyo area.
Marketing & Public Relations Director
Noriyuki Takana joined Shiba Park Hotel Co., Ltd. in 1990, responsible for Room Division, Business Development, IT Department, Sales, Reservation and HR. He contributed to the opening of Park Hotel Tokyo as a Sales Director. Thereafter, he was appointed as HR Director to improve payroll and personnel policy. Currently, he assumes the position of Sales Director to further develop the revenue at Park Hotel Tokyo and Shiba Park Hotel.