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Nadda Buranasiri appointed as AirAsia X Group CEO

AirAsia X Thailand CEO Nadda Buranasiri has been appointed as the new AirAsia X Group CEO. Nadda has had stints in sales, advertising, banking, and the music industry. He joined the aviation industry in January 2014 as CEO of AirAsia X Thailand and has been instrumental in not only setting up their Bangkok-based long-haul operations but also making it one of the most successful and popular long-haul airlines in Asia, a press statement from the carrier noted.

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Brendan Corcoran appointed as GM of Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Brendan Corcoran appointed as GM of Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Brendan Corcoran has been appointed as Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort’s General Manager.  Brendan’s industry experience spans over two decades in a variety of leadership positions. He embarked on his professional journey at the Hilton Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. From there his passion for embracing new opportunities and experiences saw him excel in positions with leading hospitality brands including Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Per Aquum Hotels and Resorts.

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Victor C. Soares takes charge as Sr. GM of Radisson Blu Goa

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Victor C. Soares has been appointed as the Senior General Manager of Radisson Blu Goa. Victor has worked with various organizations across the globe ranging from the land of seven wonders Egypt to Royal Orchid, Tanzania. He has been responsible for planning, organizing and executing things at numerous leading organizations and achieved numerous milestones in his career from opening Boat Quay Grill and winning accolades like The Best Grill Award, Best Seafood Restaurant and Best World Cuisine by Times Food Award.

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Said Salim Said Al-Shanfari appointed as the new CEO of OCEC

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre is at an exponential growth stage with new achievements and developments in the building project.

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Said Salim Said Al-Shanfari has been appointed the CEO of Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) project. He will lead the organization through its next phase of innovation and growth.

Al-Shanfari has rich experience working in leadership roles in marketing and communications across Oman as well as in the region. He successfully completed Oman’s National CEO Program in 2017. The National CEO Program benefits individuals and corporations, preparing Oman’s brightest talent to compete in the global marketplace and aims to build the next generation of Omani leaders. With his leadership skills and experience from the CEO program, Al-Shanfari aims to promote Oman and OCEC as a hub for regional and international conferences and exhibitions along with live events, as well as showcasing the natural beauty and essence of Oman.

Al-Shanfari brings with him a wealth of experience as he progressed through various management positions during his eight-year tenure in Ooredoo Oman as Director of Business Marketing and most recently as the General Manager of Marketing Communication and Performance at Omantel.

H.E Mohsin Bin Khamis Al Balushi, Adviser at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of OCEC company, a subsidiary of Omran, said, “Oman is now on the world map as one of the top tourism destinations, and we are confident in appointing Said Al Shanfari to lead OCEC towards its vision of introducing Oman as a world-class destination for business events. We strive to continue our success in bringing international conventions whilst simultaneously ensuring we remain focused on delivering the very best service to our customers, delegates and stakeholders. A big part of Said’s role is to accelerate our ability to bring innovative products to our customers.”

“We are delighted to have Said Salim Al-Shanfari on board as the new CEO for OCEC. His experience in various leadership roles will help us to elevate OCEC even further to new heights and will help us to align with the Sultanate’s 2040 tourism strategy. I am fully confident that Said Salim and the team will create a sustainable development model that ensures the welfare of Oman and its citizens” said Peter Walichnowski, CEO of Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN).

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre is at an exponential growth stage with new achievements and developments in the building project. OCEC has successfully won 22 International and Regional Congresses and is eager to host these prestigious events in the near future. Some of the most awaited events that the Centre looks forward to are the 2018 International Road Union Congress, the 2020 World Cancer Congress, and the 2020 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Congress. The Centre recently finished hosting the 2018 World Heavy Oil Congress and it proved to be a great success. Architecturally advanced in design and capability with 55 meeting rooms, 22,000 sqm of column-free exhibition halls, and massive ballrooms, the Centre has successfully been awarded the LEED Certification for its cost-saving and sustainable environment. OCEC is now all set to launch the state-of-the-art lyric style theatre with 3200 seats that will cater to world-class entertainers and performers.

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