Desiree Bandal heads Asean Affairs at AirAsia. Desiree has been with AirAsia since 2006. She joined the airline group in Bangkok as part of their marketing and communications teams before moving to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2008, where she focused on communications. In 2011, she moved to Indonesia as part of the three-man team tasked to start the AirAsia asean office based in Jakarta to be near the ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN diplomatic community. Prior to working at AirAsia, Desiree worked at Zuellig Pharma, the Supreme Court of the Philippines and as a business news reporter at BusinessWorld in Manila.