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MyCEB: Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud is retiring


Malaysia Convention & Exhibition (MyCEB) today announced that the non-profit organisation’s chief executive officer, Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, is retiring as government officer effective 21 April 2023.

Abdul Khani’s retirement will bring to a close remarkable career of 38 years of service in the tourism and business events industry. He played a pertinent role in spearheading efforts to develop a muslim-friendly accommodation recognition programme and created global awareness on Malaysia as tourism destination for muslim travellers. He is also a pioneer in the tourism sector where he began his career in Tourism Malaysia (TM) in 1985 until he was promoted to acting director general. As he earned his stripes at TM, he was posted as an overseas director to undertake global markets which include Tourism Malaysia’s offices in Australia, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand. His outstanding expertise in marketing is proven by an increase of 60% tourist arrivals from Singapore between year 2000 to 2004. During his service period, a 45% growth for Latin America was recorded, opening the market for Argentina.

He was the mastermind and leader of Global Meet 2006 during his tenure as the advertising director of Tourism Malaysia for more than a decade. Following in 2018, he was the organising chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). He also went into In-Plant Training (Tourism) in Japan under the Look East Policy at Jalpak, a subsidiary of Japan Airline in Tokyo, Japan back in 1997. An established leader who has been serving Malaysia’s tourism sector for over three decades, Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani is tasked to head the country’s business events industry as he officially took office at MyCEB on 5 February 2020. However, he is no stranger to the national convention bureau as he has been serving MyCEB since 2017 as the board of director and board of trustees.


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