Cape Town - After an extensive recruitment process, Cape Town Tourism has announced on Thursday that its new CEO is Enver Duminy.
He has held the title of Tourism Services Executive Manager at Cape Town Tourism for almost four years and will take office as CEO as from August 1.
According to a statement by Cape Town Tourism, Duminy has played an active role in crafting Cape Town Tourism’s new three year business plan.
He has built firm relationships at different levels within the tourism industry, according to the statement, and has a background that will enable him to ensure that the organisation continues to add value to the industry.
"Cape Town Tourism is an agile, innovative and passionate organisation and we will continue to uphold these values as I take the helm," said Duminy.
Current Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, said Duminy has been a strong force within Cape Town Tourism and is ready to rise to the challenge.
Du Toit-Helmbold will be launching her own destination and tourism marketing agency.
According to Sabine Lehmann, chairperson of Cape Town Tourism’s board, Duminy brings a great mix of leadership, operational experience and passion for customer care.
“The board is excited about the next era for Cape Town Tourism and look forward to building on the solid foundation and momentum achieved by the organisation in the last few years,” said Lehmann.
Grant Pascoe, the Cape Town City Council’s executive mayoral committee member for tourism, events and marketing, said Duminy’s appointment was well received by the City of Cape Town and that he looked forward to working with him.
"Tourism is a challenging yet dynamic industry that is a significant contributor to the economy. We are sure that Enver’s pragmatic approach and partnership-orientated style will be great assets to the industry as it weathers challenges and victories in the years to come," said Pascoe.