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MR. MOHAMED JASSIM BUZIZI
Managing Director, Air Transport and Tourism Associates (ATTA)

 

ATTA’s team is lead by Mr. Buzizi; his dynamic and charismatic character played an important role in portraying the Kingdom of Bahrain as an attractive destination for the international events. Therefore, he is instrumental in establishing ATTA, collaborating his knowledge and his global connections in Europe, The United States of America, South East Asia and Australia.


His career started with the Gulf Hotel where he served for 37 years until his last position in April 2007 where he was the Managing Director and Board Member of the Gulf Hotel Group. His experience made him a living icon in the hospitality and tourism industries in Bahrain. He currently serves as a board member & advisor to the Chairman for International Relations with the Gulf Hotel Group.
 

Other Board Affiliations
 

Board member in Tourism Services Company; a company owned by all 5 star hotels in the Kingdom of Bahrain to support tourism services at large
 
Incumbent President of SKAL International Bahrain and an active member of over 30 years
Board member in Bahrain Exhibition and Convention Authority (BECA);
Board member in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) alongside holding various positions in its committees; Co-founder of Thai Heritage Spa in the Gulf region;
 

 

 

ATTA Associates

 

 

MR. ANTHONY WONG KIM HOOI PMP

Associate, ATTA

 

Born in 1956, Anthony Wong’s instinctive passion for the outdoors and nature led him to embark a career in the Tourism industry in 1973 while still in high school. In 1976, Asian Overland Services Tours and Travel (AOS) was established and now 39 years later, AOS has become the leading inbound tour operator for Eco tourism, adventure, experiential learning and special interest incentive tours in the country. His motto is “Don’t go where the path leads, rather go where there’s no path and leave a trail.”


In 1990, Anthony established AOS conventions and events; a destination management company and a professional congress organizer to meet clients demand for M.I.C.E. activities in Malaysia. The company, till date, has successfully managed groups with members ranging from 20 to 10,000 people.


Being a green person, Anthony successfully transformed his 4 star resort into a green hotel. The Frangipani Langkawi in Malaysia was upon the first to support green initiatives in the tourism industry aimed at saving water and energy as well as reducing solid waste to help create a safe environment for the locals.


Aside from being an expert in the field of training and motivational speaking, Anthony was amongst 4 recipients of the “Academy Awards” that were recognized for his efforts towards raising awareness of the incentive and meetings product within the Asia Pacific region. He was also awarded “Industry person of the year” in the Asia Pacific region by Reed Travel Exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia during AIME 2007.
 

MR. CHARLES LEONG
Managing Director, Pacific Leisure Marketing Pte. Ltd.

 

Charles enjoys over 40 years of sales, marketing and management experience in the travel and tourism industry, both the private and public sectors. His experience has spanned internationally having worked in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and USA.
His career includes working 19 years as a General Manager for Singapore Airlines in Europe, USA, the Middle East and Singapore; 4 years of inbound and outbound operations as GM and Vice President in Singapore and Hawaii; 14 years with the Singapore Tourism Board as Senior Vice President, Americas in USA and Singapore and 13 years with the Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Groups. In April 2004, he bought majority of the equity in Pacific Leisure Marketing PTE. LTD.
 

 

MR. PETER R MAKEPEACE
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


Peter has over 20 years of experience in the Kingdom of Bahrain, providing professional services in respect of cost consultancy and project management on a wealth of projects throughout the Kingdom and the Middle East.
Peter started his career in London in 1973, progressing through both private practice and local Government, gaining professional qualification accolade in 1983. He also predominantly worked on a leisure and replica watches hospitality projects where he began his exciting expatriate stage of life, coming to Bahrain and immediately providing consultancy services to the Bahrain Hotels Company, now known as the Gulf Hotels Group.
During the past 20 years, Peter has worked continuously on Gulf Hotel projects, including the Gulf International Convention & Exhibition Centre construction and fit out, as well as a great many other hotel and aviation projects in Bahrain, ensuring the key aspects of time, quality, cost and function are met on all projects

SARAH KAJONBORRIRAK


With a degree in Fitness and Nutrition as well as another in Hotel Management; Sarah is the founder of Thai Heritage Spa Co., Ltd., and two other subsidiary companies Thai Heritage Spa School, Sivalai Spa and Sevenseas Media & Networks where she was able to broaden her experience in the health industry for over 15 years.
She had served as Managerial staff in several leading hotels and spas in Bangkok, she too was an exclusive Spa Consultant to many respectable architectural firms, real estate developers and investors not only in Thailand but in other countries such as Kazakhstan, Bahrain and Kuwait.

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