Arena Group has extended its influence and reach across the Middle East with the appointment of a new general manager, Jonathan Hills.
Jonathan has worked for the Arena Group’s Middle East division ‘Harlequin’ for the past eight years, and his new role as general manager of the Middle East will enhance the Arena Group’s ability to support clients in the region, as he works closely with Arena Middle East and Asia managing director, Paul Berger.
As part of the Arena Middle East team, Jonathan has successfully delivered creative event venues to many of the Middle East and Asia’s most prestigious events, including the securing, designing and project management of both the USPGA CIMB Classic and Sime Darby LPGA in Malaysia, along with the Singapore and Abu Dhabi F1 and the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championships.
The move follows the announcement earlier this year that Arena Group acquired Asia Tents International, based in Malaysia, for £3.5m.
Paul Berger commented: “I’m delighted to offer Jonathan the role of general manager – Middle East and look forward to working closely with him to continue the dynamic growth of the Arena Group.”
Jonathan said: “It’s an exciting time for Arena Group in the Middle East, as we undergo a period of expansion and bring the various divisions of the business in the region together. I’m extremely excited to be involved and put to good use my experience and knowledge.”