Chi Lo is a strategic visionary with over 10 years of experience leading sustainability programmes spanning several continents. She is recognised as an expert in sustainable tourism with a knack for relationship management, communications and content development, project design and implementation.
Most recently, she managed the Sustainability & Social Responsibility programme at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) where she was responsible for mapping and executing PATA’s sustainability strategy, nurturing global sustainability relationships, and establishing PATA’s position as a sustainability-minded global organisation.
Chi is active in the sustainable tourism community and is currently a member of the World Tourism Association for Cultural Heritage (WTACH), and has also served as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Executive Committee and Board.
Prior to joining PATA, Chi has worked for organisations including the Uganda Community Tourism Association (UCOTA) under the USAID-STAR project, the Women’s Media Centre of Cambodia, the Center for Responsible Travel, and the Africa Travel Association.
Chi was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and is currently based in Seattle, USA with her husband, two dogs, and two young children from whom she has borrowed the Earth.
I've truly enjoyed working for and together with Chi on various sustainability and social responsibility matters during my time at PATA in Bangkok. Chi has been an amazing supervisor and mentor, enabling me and others to grow as well as empowering and trusting me with taking over responsibilities, in particular while she was on maternity leave. Her creativity, great ability to delegate and communicate as well as her strong commitment to her work make it a pleasure and easy to collaborate with. Chi is an inspiring and dedicated person who will be an asset to any project, team or organisation she chooses.
— Veronika Forstmeier, Senior Hospitality Programme Officer – World Wide Fund for Nature
Over the past five years, I have been honored to work with Chi. I was continually impressed with her positive outlook, knowledge, creativity and initiative. Chi is very bright, highly engaged in industry trends and issues, and is motivated in tackling any task, and I am proud to call her my friend. I am also confident that she will devote herself to a helping any organization achieve its sustainability and social responsibility goals.
— Paul Pruangkarn, Director — Communications & External Affairs, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
I’ve been working with Chi for the past 5 years and I’ve learned so much from wealth of knowledge on sustainability. She has driven our association’s sustainability agenda diligently and creatively and successfully launched several initiatives such our sustain web platform; our food waste initiatives and much more ... all of our partners have truly enjoyed working with her.
— Mario Hardy, CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Chi is an incredibly motivated, sensitive, bright, and well organized individual. Her dedication to her work and the responsibility she embraces in doing it are impressive. She is totally dependable to do work without close supervision, to analyze what to do, and to do it correctly. She is a pleasure to have as a colleague. I would recommend her without reservation for any position that is challenging enough to command her full use of her many talents.
— Stephen Richer, Managing Principal, PRIMAPACT