Khazanah tourism arm Themed Attractions appoints Saw as new group CEO

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(April 12): Stephanie Saw Ai Lin has been appointed as the group chief executive officer of Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels (TAR&H) with effect from April 2, 2019.

Her appointment, which is confirmed by a check on TAR&H website, comes following the departure of Amir Hamzah Azizan who left to join Tenaga Nasional Bhd as its chief executive officer.

“Stephanie is very familiar with the sector, given that she was part of the inception team at Khazanah Nasional Bhd since 2010,” said an internal document headlined “Senior Executive Announcement by Chairman” sighted by theedgemarkets. The chairman is Tan Sri Amirsham Abdul Aziz.

The document dated April 2 added that Saw has worked closely with Amir in understanding the strategic directions and operations of its businesses, “and is a natural candidate to lead, coupled with her intimate knowledge in the leisure & tourism industry.”

“Since December 2017, Amir has played a critical role in the development, growth and success of TAR&H,” the note from the chairman said.

Amir leaves the company in a strong position for future growth, the note added.

TAR&H, the leisure and tourism arm of sovereign wealth fund Khazanah, develops, manages and operates hospitality and attraction destinations. It is intrumental in bringing Legoland, KidZania and Sanrio Hello Kitty Town to Malaysia. TAR&H also operates The Datai Langkawi hotel and The Els Club golf courses.