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Club Med logoIn a remarkable testament to visionary leadership, Rachael Harding, CEO of Club Med for East, South Asia, and Pacific markets, has been adorned with the prestigious title of “Asia’s Most Inspiring Executive 2023” at the esteemed Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Awards.

Operating from her strategic base in Singapore, Harding has revolutionized Club Med’s commercial outreach in the Asia Pacific region, expertly navigating the complex geo-centric dynamics of the travel industry. Her leadership extends beyond conventional borders, effectively honing mature markets while amplifying emerging guest sectors.

Harding’s approach is an intricate blend of inspiration, creativity, and freshness, which have defined her 25-year tenure across various facets of the travel and tourism supply chain. Her journey spans retail, corporate, and wholesale sectors, marking her presence in Asia Pacific, the UK, and Europe.

Upon receiving this honour, Harding expressed her gratitude and dedication, “I am humbled to be recognized as one of Asia’s Most Inspiring Executives 2023 at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Award. As a member of the tourism industry, I truly believe in the power of passion to deliver unforgettable guest experiences. This award symbolizes Club Med’s commitment to reinventing the alchemy of happiness – for our guests and colleagues alike.”

Since joining Club Med in 2018 as General Manager for the Pacific region (Australia and New Zealand), Harding’s leadership acumen has propelled the Pacific market to a remarkable 26 percent growth in just three years. Her tenure at The Travel Corporation before Club Med further cements her prowess, having led brand sales teams to national prominence and being recognized as a top influential figure in the 2019 Travel Awards.

The ACES Awards, initiated in 2014, stands as a beacon of recognition for leaders who excel in their respective fields and significantly contribute to sustainability and positive societal impact across Asia. Harding’s accolade reflects her unwavering commitment to excellence and sustainable practices in the travel and tourism industry.

Rachael Harding’s recognition as an inspirational leader in the ACES Awards marks a milestone in her career and underscores the significant strides Club Med has made under her stewardship. It highlights the importance of innovative, passionate leadership in navigating global tourism’s complex and ever-evolving landscape.




Written by: Michelle Warner