Allan Phang

Allan Phang

PRESIDENT, AIRASIA ALLSTARS ESPORTS CLUB

 

Allan is on his fifth year with The World’s Best Low-Cost Airline voted 10 years in a row by Skytrax! He loves engaging with people and is currently on his seventh portfolio with AirAsia – AirAsia Esports.

He was part of the working commitee that organised AirAsia’s first ever regional hackathon – AirAsia AIRVOLUTION 2017 which was hosted in AirAsia’s global headquarters, RedQ, and saw the participation of 100 participants across 9 countries Before taking a leap of faith into the world of aviation, he was a college drop out turned accidental entrepreneur in the paintball industry.

Allan has been known amongst his AirAsia peers as an intrapreneur; an entrepreneur within a large firm, who uses entrepreneurial skills without incurring the risks associated with those activities. Intrapreneurs are employees within a company who are assigned to work on a special idea or project, and are instructed to develop the project like an entrepreneur would.

He won the ‘Take Ownership Award’ by AirAsia Group People and Culture for driving esports awareness amongst fellow colleagues with the assistance from Allstars (AirAsia employees) and living the brand by using social media to promote AirAsia as part of their Employer Branding initiative.

AirAsia is now a proud sponsor of the Mineski Dota 2 Pro Team, one of the best teams in Southeast Asia and Top 10 globally, who recently won champions in a Major – The Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018 and one of the teams that competed in The International 8 Dota 2. AirAsia recently acquired a majority share in AirAsia Saiyan, a mobile esports team. AirAsia is the official airline and sponsor for Alibaba’s/Alisports WESG SEA (World Electronic Sports Games) esports tournament in Southeast Asia with a prize pool of USD5.5 Million for WESG World Finals in China. AirAsia is keen to explore the esports space further in Asean and globally.