Elected. He takes over the outgoing Chairman, Jason Yeh (Founder and CEO of GIS Group). The committee was elected through an electoral process that was carried out from 6 –31 March 2020. Joining Ashwin in the EXCO are Deputy Chairs – Keiko Nishimoto (Research Fellow, Kyoto University Graduate School of Management Japan) and Eric Abramson (International Project Director, Guangzhou Yuexiu International Congress Centre China – P.R.)
Before his time with PCEB, Ashwin has been involved with ICCA for many years.He is also currently heading the ICCA Malaysia Committee. "I would like to sincerely thank you for honouring and electing me and my executive committee to lead the ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Committee 2020 –2022. We are certain that together with you, we will continue to grow stronger and champion the business events fraternity of Asia Pacific,” he said in his victory message. “The ICCA family is here for you, and we welcome your creative ideas on all possible related matters for the region,” he added.