Jakarta-born Pauline Suharno began her career in
the travel industry on the operational side of things. Having done work in
tours and ticketing, Suharno 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.
Suharno 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,
Suharno is the secretary general of the ASTINDO National Board, as well as the
secretary generation of the Federation of ASEAN Travel Association.