Pete Chareonwongsak is CEO of Teleport where he spearheads the transformation of AirAsia’s cargo and logistics arm from a legacy business into a digital venture.
From 2012 to 2016, Pete was AirAsia Group Head of Business Development, based in Jakarta and later in Kuala Lumpur. During that time, he worked to set up airlines in India with Tata Group and in Japan with Rakuten Inc, as well as joint ventures in Training, Ground Handling, and Leasing. He also handled M&A transactions covering Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and India.
In August 2016, he was tapped to be AirAsia Regional Chief Operating Officer, where he led the successful turnaround of AirAsia Philippines.
Prior to AirAsia, Pete worked as an Investment Banking Analyst with CIMB, and as the official advisor to the Thailand Trade Representative office, where he was tasked with promoting inbound and outbound international trade and investment, with specialist focus on cross-border Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) through M&A, joint ventures and project finance.
Pete holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s Degree (ALM) in Finance from Harvard University and was a Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholar. He is a 40 under 40 Honoree from ZICO ASEAN, which recognizes outstanding individuals addressing a trend or challenge in the ASEAN countries through their work.
He is a board member of AirAsia India and EasyParcel, a regional e-commerce and parcel delivery player.