Conversations with Oomar Paurobally

Oomar Paurobally is the Director of Restaurant and Bars Operations at IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) in Southeast Asia and Korea. In this article, he sheds light on his career and educational journey, shares his thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, and provides some invaluable advice for students looking to kick-start their careers, both within and outside the hospitality industry.

Insights on Travel

On 1 March 2022, Advisory hosted Discover+: Travel, the 53th edition of the Discovery+ series. Speakers on the panel included: Shi’Ai Liang (Moderator): Director, Hotel Development, Asia Pacific, Marriott International; Chevon Low: Head of Advocacy and Policy Media, Asia Pacific; Kenji Soh: Director, APAC Travel, Bain & Company; Teo Pok Yih: Independent Consultant and Entrepreneur, Tourism Solutions International & 1000Meetings

Conversations with Jillian Chan

Jillian Chan is currently working in the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. She is a manager at the COVID-19 Airport Transformation Office in the Airport Operations Regulation and Aviation Security Division. In this article, she talks about her experience in the aviation industry and how her past experiences have helped her in various aspects of her job. She also tells us about how the aviation industry is adapting their operations during a pandemic.

Insights on Travel

The Discover+ Panel on Travel, held on 10 June 2020, was graced by Shyn Yee Ho-Strangas (Moderator), Director, Global Product Management at Expedia Group; Chester Chua, Vice-President of Global Development at Marina Bay Sands; Joyce Yang, Chief Content Officer at The Smart Local Media Group; and Matt Gebbie, Director, Asia Pacific at Horwath HTL. Attendees included students at various levels of education with a common interest in pursuing a career in the travel and hospitality industry…