Mario Hardy
CEO
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

Mario Hardy was appointed CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) on November 1st, 2014. He previously joined PATA as the COO on January 15th, 2014 and is also the past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PATA Foundation.

Prior to PATA, Mario worked 14 years for UBM/OAG and occupied several leadership roles in London, Beijing and Singapore. He began his career with People's Express Airlines in 1985, before joining Canadian Airlines in 1987 and spent 12 years in a number of sales, marketing and operational roles, eventually heading the Group Sales & Charter division in 1997.