Team Member Movements

In recent months, the Centre has made several notable senior appointments to further boost its capabilities and remain Malaysia’s premier venue.
Chef Hisham Bin Jaafar
The Centre promoted Chef Hisham Bin Jaafar to Executive Chef from his previous role as the Centre’s Executive Sous Chef. Chef Hisham has over 26 years of banqueting experience in 5-star hotels and convention centres, 10 years of which have been as the Centre’s Executive Sous Chef.
 
As the Executive Chef of the Centre, he is in charge of Malaysia’s largest commercial kitchen of 3,157 sqm and is responsible for overseeing a culinary brigade of 50 chefs and over 130 kitchen hands. He will also guide the team in creating innovative menus that cater to the needs and dietary requirements of multi-cultural and multi-ethnic delegates and visitors. Always looking to ‘think outside the box’ to enhance the guest experience, his knowledge of local gastronomy combined with his passion for French and Italian cuisine and love of international flavours will ensure that the Centre’s distinctive reputation as a culinary trend-setter remains intact.
 
Chef Hisham has played a key role in the development of the Centre’s renowned culinary offering and has had an important hand in captaining the Centre’s team to victory in numerous culinary competitions over the past 10 years. He was also heavily involved in the Centre’s achievement of its halal certification from Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) for all five kitchens – Chinese, Western, Cold, Pastry and Malay – in 2012.
 
Khalidasan Subramanyam
The Centre also appointed Khalidasan Subramanyam, as its Sales Manager – Corporate in January 2017. With more than 13 years in hospitality sales and the meetings and events industry, Khalidasan is expected to elevate the Centre’s image and identify new opportunities for business growth in the Corporate sector.
 
In his new position, Khalidasan reports to the Head of Sales – Corporate and is responsible for implementing a commercially effective sales plan to achieve optimum venue occupancy and a profitable business mix by targeting corporate clients.