The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) today announced the appointment of Sudesh Sharma as its Deputy Director of Operations. The position is a newly created role recognising the need for broader internal support and succession planning requirements, spurred by the Centre’s steady increase in attendance levels and record revenue achievements in 2014 and 2015.
Alan Pryor, General Manager of the Centre shared, “I am pleased to welcome Sharma to the team and I believe his extensive industry experience will undoubtedly be an added asset to the Centre. His appointment reflects our commitment in further bolstering talent management and capabilities of our team as we continue to chart new territories in our quest to remain the first choice business events venue for all our global, regional and local clients.”
Sharma has over 25 years’ experience working in the hotel, banquet and convention industry in places including Singapore, Bali and Malaysia. He brings with him broad knowledge and capabilities on the operational side of the business, having managed a number of high-profile and large scale conferences and conventions in the region.
In his new role with the Centre, Sharma will work hand-in-hand with and assist the Director of Operations on primary functions which include planning, implementing, monitoring and improving the effective service delivery of the Operations Department.
Sharma’s most recent position was as the Director of Food and Beverage at Sutera Harbour Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. He has also held several other senior positions in similar capacity with high-end hotel brands including Sheraton Hotel and ANA Hotel in Singapore, Hard Rock Hotel in Bali, and the Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel and Istana Hotel in Malaysia. In addition, he also served as Project Consultant for two years, advising a number of hotels and commercial developments on food and beverage components.