Airbnb appoints new regional boss

London, UK - July 31, 2018: The buttons of the travel app Airbnb, surrounded by Amazon, ebay, News and other apps on the screen of an iPhone.

Home-sharing giant Airbnb has announced the appointment of Parin Mehta as its director for the Asia-Pacific region.

Parin Mehta

In this role, Mehta will lead Airbnb’s Homes and Experiences divisions, and be responsible for the long-term growth of the company across APAC.

Mehta was previously director of Airbnb Experiences for APAC and was responsible for launching the business division across the region, including Online Experiences in 2020.

He has been based in Singapore for the last 10 years, previously serving as head of strategic partnerships for Southeast Asia at Google.

Airbnb’s global head of hosting, Catherine Powell, said: “We are thrilled to have Parin step up into this critical role and lead Airbnb in APAC.

“Parin’s entrepreneurial spirit and leadership style will be invaluable in helping us continue to serve our community of hosts and guests and navigate what remains an incredibly challenging time for both the travel industry and wider community.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mehta said: “As someone who deeply believes in Airbnb’s mission, I am grateful and excited by this new opportunity.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to see firsthand the exceptional hospitality offered by our hosts in this region, and look forward to leading a team committed to helping more people in APAC – the world’s largest travel market – experience Airbnb both as hosts and guests.”

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