Jakarta-born Pauline Suharno began her career in the travel industry on the operational side of things. Having done work in tours and ticketing, Pauline is keenly aware of the needs of travellers and industry members alike. These ground-level experiences eventually helped to propel her through the ranks among local associations.
Her organisational career with PT Elok Tour began in 1997 when she started as a commissioner and branch manager. In 2011, she was promoted to the position of commissioner and director within the same company. Meanwhile, in 2008, she became the coordinator of the National Board of the Indonesia Air Ticketing Company Association (ASTINDO – now The Indonesian Travel Agents Association) and the Association of the Indonesian Tours and Travel Agencies (ASITA) Jakarta Chapter. Pauline further demonstrated her expertise in the trade when she co-founded the Indonesia Tour Leaders’ Association in 2010.
Today, aside from her work at PT Elok Tour, Pauline is the secretary general of the ASTINDO National Board, as well as the secretary generation of the Federation of ASEAN Travel Association.