Liz Ortiguera

Liz Ortiguera
Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

Liz Ortiguera is a senior executive with over 25 years of global experience and expertise in general management, marketing, business development, and partner network management. Liz is passionate about innovation, business transformation, and community building.

Her career spans several industries – travel/lifestyle, technology, financial services, and pharmaceuticals. She’s experienced in working in both MNC (American Express and Merck) and startup environments (SaaS, e-commerce, and ed-tech). For 10 years she was the General Manager for Amex’s Travel Partner Network, Asia-Pacific/ANZ managing partnerships with the top TMC, MICE, and leisure agencies in the region. She is able to adeptly work across cultures and business environments to catalyze opportunities and drive growth.

In her personal life, she has been a continual advocate for poverty eradication programs and education initiatives across the region. Liz is an alumna of Stanford University Graduate Business School, Columbia University Business School, New York University, and The Cooper Union in New York.