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At its 5th Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Middle East and North Africa Recreation and Attractions Council (MENALAC) announced the election results for its vacant board positions while welcoming majority participation of its members.
The names of the winning board members were announced by UHY James Chartered Accountants, who acted as an independent election official and oversaw the online election process, which took place prior to the AGM.
Mishal Al-Hokair, deputy general manager and general manager of entertainment of Al-Hokair group, has been elected as the new president of MENALAC. As the leisure and attractions sector reaches new heights in Saudi Arabia, Al-Hokair, a Saudi national, brings a series of new industry insights to the board.
He said: “I am grateful to be surrounded by a wonderful board of directors who share a common vision of relevance and development in this ever-changing environment. I would like to express my deep gratitude to the previous presidents of MENALAC for all the effort and support they have provided over the past period. In addition, I would like to thank all MENALAC committees for the efforts and great values they have added to MENALAC and the entertainment industry.
Established in 2014, MENALAC is a non-profit platform representing the leisure, entertainment and attractions industry in the Middle East and North Africa.
Silvio Liedtke, CEO of Landmark Leisure, has been re-elected vice president; Dr Dattakumar, Antic’s Land Director of Operations, was re-elected Board Treasurer for a two-year term, and Rosa Tahmaseb remains the Association’s General Secretary.
Tahmaseb said, “It was great to see such an enthusiastic turnout at our fifth AGM. MENALAC is a rapidly growing community of 86 members representing more than 600 operations in 17 countries. Committed to further enriching our industry’s offering and bringing incredible value to our members, MENALAC has an exciting mandate ahead, filled with the launch of a one-of-a-kind industry report and exclusive events for them. members.
Mark Tucker, Managing Director of Adventureland, and Shahzad Ali, CEO of Cheeky Monkeys Playland, were re-elected, while Jamie Charlesworth, COO at SEVEN, and Rajiv Sangari, Vice President – Marketing, International Trade and Licensing at IMG Worlds of Adventure, were elected to the four vacant board positions for a two-year term (2021-2023).
Mike Rigby, Executive Vice President Middle East and India at Whitewater, has been re-elected and Eric Beauregard, Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing at Triotech, has been elected to the two vacant positions on the Manufacturers and Suppliers Board of Directors for a two-year term (2021-2023).