Airbnb hires GM for SEA, Hong Kong and Taiwan markets

Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, has appointed Mike Orgill as GMof Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In his role, Orgill will be responsible for building long-term growth in some of Airbnb’s fastest growing markets. In the last year alone, Airbnb welcomed more than nine million guests to Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Orgill (pictured) brings a wealth of experience in his previous role as the director of Public Policy for Asia Pacific at Airbnb. He successfully built and led a team of policy professionals across the region and delivered on the company’s efforts to build Airbnb into a 21st Century company that serves all stakeholders, including government and community leaders. Before that, Orgill led Google’s public policy efforts for emerging markets in Asia. He was previously at the US-ASEAN Business Council in Washington D.C.

Orgill will start his new role immediately and report to Siew Kum Hong, Airbnb’s APAC regional director. He will continue to support Airbnb’s public policy efforts in the interim until a new APAC Director of Public Policy is appointed.

“We are thrilled that Orgill will be taking on this new challenge to lead our efforts in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan,” said Airbnb’s APAC regional director Siew Kum Hong. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Orgill for five years and know firsthand that there is no one better to drive our strategy and long-term growth in the region.”

“Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan represent some of the world’s most popular travel destinations, and will play a massive role as we aim to welcome one billion users on to the platform by 2028,” said Orgill. “I can’t wait to build on my five years at Airbnb and help grow our community of guests and hosts in the years ahead.”

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