Who is Ben Montgomery ?

Ms. Ben Montgomery is: 

Director of Business Relations Management, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand

Vice President, Thai Hotels Association (THA)

Vice Chairperson, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Thailand Chapter

Board Member, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

Trustee, PATA Foundation

Vice President, ASEAN Hotel & Restaurant Association (AHRA)

Ben is a corporate ambassador for Centara Hotels & Resorts, the sustainable growing Thai-owned hotel chain. She is responsible for strengthening relations between Centara and the owners of Centara-managed hotels currently located in 11 countries in Asia and the Indian Ocean.

Ben represents Centara in various Industry Councils and Associations. She currently is a Vice President for the Thai Hotels Association (THA), a Vice President of ASEAN Hotel & Restaurant Association, a Vice-Chairperson of PATA Thailand Chapter, a Board Member of PATA, and Trustee of PATA Foundation.

She was an elected member of Executive Board of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in 2016-2018, and a member of the Academic Committee of the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT). She was a Chairperson for PATA Thailand Chapter in 2014-2015. She is a frequent speaker at tourism industry events including PATA’S and a guest lecturer at Universities in Thailand, the Philippines, and China.

Currently, Ben is also representing Centara at Joint Public & Private Working Committee to develop the workforce from Thailand Vocational Education for Hotel and Tourism Industry.

Ben assisted Thailand Research Fund under Project Coordinator Tourism and Hospitality Management Program 2014-2019. As one of their tourism expert panels, she helped evaluate the Tourism & Hospitality Research Proposals.

Before joining Centara, Ben worked for the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) at its head office in Bangkok as PATA Regional Director – Greater Mekong/Director of PATA Chapter Development. 

Ben started her career in the hospitality industry at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Tower in Bangkok. She had also worked at the Shangri-La Hotel and The Mandarin Oriental.

Ben was born in Chiangrai, Thailand. She went to Chiangmai University for her bachelor degree in Mass Communications in 1996. In 2003, she earned her Mini-MBA from Chulalongkorn University. Ben married an American husband, Scott Montgomery. They have 2 daughters, Sophia (19) and Grace (14). The couple raises their children to be citizens of the world.

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