Karun Budhraja

Amadeus: Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications, Asia Pacific

A travel aficionado with over 25 years of experience in marketing and communications. Apart from travel, his second passion in life is Marketing & Communications, and he’s also happy to call it his job. Karun manages and enhances the reputation of the organization and also brings to life the story of travel technology.

Karun holds the position and title of Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications Asia Pacific, at Amadeus. Based in Bangkok, Amadeus’ regional headquarters, overseeing all communication, brand and marketing activities for Asia Pacific. 

He joined Amadeus in 2001 as the Senior Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications, South Asia & the Indian Subcontinent based at New Delhi, India. During this period, Karun successfully established Amadeus as a thought an opinion leader in media and public relations circles. Concurrently, Karun was also Head of Marketing Communication for all business verticals of the conglomerate, The Bird Group, the parent company of Amadeus India.

Prior to joining Amadeus, Karun held marketing communication roles with Air France in the Indian subcontinent and France.

Karun has a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in Communication Strategy and B2B Marketing. He also has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English literature from Delhi University, India, and a Diplome Superior in French from Alliance Française de Delhi, India.

Karun is an award winning professional who has been recognized for his work by industry bodies in the travel and communication industries. Bagging awards for creativity in events and communications from PATA in 2003 and 2017 and also being awarded the Communications team of the year 2015 from Asia Pacific Association of Communication Directors.