Rosa Tahmaseb appointed Secretary-General of MENALAC

The Board of the Middle East and North Africa Leisure Attractions Council (MENALAC) has appointed Rosa Tahmaseb as new Secretary-General, effective from June 2020.

Rosa Tahmaseb, an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience brings with her a wide range of expertise in the leisure, attractions and events industries. Rosa’s varied experience includes having worked for both operators as well as manufacturers and suppliers in the region. Recent roles have seen Rosa accept the role of general manager for Mellors Entertainment in Dubai, responsible for all the rides, games and attractions at Global Village until 2015, after which she accepted a role with Embed International as their managing director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Over the course of her career and involvement in the Middle East Leisure Market, Rosa has been able to build very strong relationships with numerous operators, vendors and government bodies.

Rosa Tahmaseb replaces Prakash Vivekanand, the first and outgoing Secretary-General of MENALAC. The transition comes at a time when the leisure attractions industry in the Middle East and North Africa started to re-open after a three-month shutdown due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. MENALAC has issued a series of health and safety guidance for the amusement and theme parks as well as the family entertainment centres in order to ensure health and safety of the customers.

Rosa Tahmaseb said: “While there is no doubt that the post-Covid-19 world will bring with it changes and new measures that we all as an industry are responsible to adopt whilst we continue to offer and deliver amazing experiences, memorable days out and above everything else fun.

“I am confident that the industry will rebound quickly and those who are willing to adopt “Best Practice” procedures will be able to resume welcoming their customers with confidence very soon.”

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