New Unitag Group chief executive
Manama, July 10, 2007
The Bahrain-based Unitag Group has a new chief executive.
Hisham Al Baradie moves from his post as chairman of the group's Magnum Events and Exhibition Management (MEEM) business, to assume the new role.
Tareq Wafa becomes chief executive of Magnum Holdings and all of its subsidiaries, including MEEM and will also hold the post of deputy chief executive at Unitag.
Founder Jamil Wafa, until recently chief executive and chairman of both Unitag Group and Magnum Holdings, remains chairman of both.
Tareq Wafa said he was grateful for his new position and that Unitag Group and Magnum Holdings would continue to grow from strength to strength.
"Our path ahead through the 21st century will face many challenges, but benefiting from the vision, guidance and leadership of our chairman and founder means that Unitag will look to the future with every confidence to continue bring to our valued customers and partners unparallel exceptional service," he added in a statement on Unitag's website.
As outgoing chairman of MEEM, Al Baradie led the thanks to the organisers, private companies and many individuals who made the firm's Bahrain International Travel Expo (BITE) 2007 such a success, in a celebration held at the Elite Grande Hotel.
BITE was held at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre from May 8 to 10 and attracted more than 18,000 visitors, making it to the biggest event of its kind ever held in Bahrain.
"MEEM was honoured and overwhelmed with the continued support received from Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and the Economic Development Board," Tareq Wafa told guests at the celebration.
"We also value the role played by various governmental and private entities towards the success of BITE 2007, in addition to the efforts of the supporters at the event, be it in a personal capacity or for the companies they represent."