Airbnb, a global online marketplace and hospitality services company, has announced the appointment of Mike Orgill as General Manager of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
In this role, Orgill will be responsible for building long-term growth in some of Airbnb’s fastest growing markets. Orgill will start his new role immediately and report to Siew Kum Hong, Airbnb’s APAC Regional Director. Orgill will continue to support Airbnb’s public policy efforts in the interim until a new APAC Director of Public Policy is appointed.
“Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan represent some of the world’s most popular travel destinations, and will play a massive role as we aim to welcome one billion users on to the platform by 2028,” said Orgill. “I can’t wait to build on my five years at Airbnb and help grow our community of guests and hosts in the years ahead.”
A Stanford University alumnus, Orgill joined Airbnb in April 2014 as Director of Public Policy (Asia Pacific), and successfully built and led a team of policy professionals across the region.
Prior to joining the firm, he led Google’s public policy efforts for emerging markets in Asia. He was previously at the US-ASEAN Business Council in Washington D.C.
Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Airbnb has operations in 34,000 cities and 191 countries.
Airbnb claims that over the past one year it has hosted more than nine million guests in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.