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MyCEB appoints Azman Haji Tambi Chik as CEO to drive Malaysia’s event industry

Azman Haji Tambi Chik
Mr. Azman Haji Tambi Chik, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)

Azman Haji Tambi Chik joins MyCEB as CEO, bringing extensive experience to enhance Malaysia’s business events sector, focusing on digitalization and sustainable practices.

PUTRAJAYA – Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) announced the appointment of Mr. Azman Haji Tambi Chik as the national bureau’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective 20 November 2023.

In his new role, Azman will be tasked to spearhead one of the nation’s major economic drivers, Malaysia’s business events industry. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in various facets of corporate management and hails from a myriad of industries including tourism and hospitality, F&B and technology, making him a valuable addition to the leadership team.

With a career that has spanned more than 30 years, Mr. Azman has worked with renowned organizations such as Damansara Holdings Berhad (DBhd), a Bumiptera status company listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia. He has also led and strengthened the Group Corporate Communications at Johor Corporation (JCorp). Notably, he played a pivotal role in managing the Rangkaian Hotel Seri Malaysia (RHSM), where he successfully introduced the guest satisfaction indicator to increase the profitability of the company. He has held various senior management positions and has significantly contributed to facilitating new technologies for multiple start-ups in Malaysia.

MyCEB’s BOD identifies Mr. Azman’s passion for building teams and his proven track record in managing diverse stakeholders as key attributes that will enable him to be a champion for the varied organizations and interests that form the business events industry.

The new CEO has expressed his plan to lead the business events industry to a “new era”. “We are in an advantageous position to drive the business events industry with industrial advancements available to us, opportunities are abundant out there to capitalize on as Malaysia holds a key position in navigating this industry for the region. With the destination’s resources and our expertise supported by digitalization and technological advancements, we are ready to invest in attracting quality international events and delegates”., he said.

Azman also emphasized that he is keen on inculcating a culture of empowerment and diversity in the organization and the industry, ensuring that all business events players leave a sustainable legacy in a dynamic sector.

I am delighted to be given the opportunity to represent an industry as sizeable and important as Business Events. I will work closely with members and stakeholders on research, policy, skills, training, events, and advocacy with the Government to provide impactful support and services”, says Mr. Azman Haji Tambi Chik, CEO of MyCEB.

MyCEB looks forward to the leadership and vision that Mr. Azman will bring to the organization as they strive to elevate the business events sector’s prominence in the Malaysian economy. His proactive approach will enable Mr. Azman to gain valuable insights and build strong relationships within the industry from the outset.

George Diamantopoulos
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