Pete Chareonwongsak is CEO at Teleport, where he spearheads the transformation of AirAsia’s 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, 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, Pete was tapped to be AirAsia’s Regional Chief Operating Officer, where he led the successful turnaround of AirAsia Philippines. Prior to AirAsia, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at 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 a special 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. He was a Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholar. Pete 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 Teleport, Freightchain, AirAsia India and EasyParcel, a regional e-commerce and parcel delivery start-up.