The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) concluded its 40th annual general meeting last month with the nomination of Cheah Swee Hee (Sam) as the association's new president, among other appointments.
The newly elected Cheah will lead the association for the duration of the new term from 2014 to 2016, succeeding Mohd Ilyas Zainol Abidin who has served as president for six terms and will continue to contribute in his role as immediate past president.
Cheah brings more than 30 years’ experience in the hotel, travel and tourism industry to his new role as well as his time as MAH honorary secretary-general for six terms. He is currently general manager of Kuala Lumpur International Hotel and the Kuala Lumpur International Group of Hotels.
The annual general meeting also saw the appointments of Christina Toh from Dorsett Regency Kuala Lumpur, Kamaruddin Baharin from The Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur and Mohamad Halim Merican from Seri Pacific Kuala Lumpur as vice presidents.
Andre Jean Sibert from Avillion Port Dickson was picked as honorary secretary-general and CS Lim from Renaissance Kuala Lumpur was once again named honorary treasurer-general.