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SHA names Glenn Mandziuk as new CEO

Mandziuk replaces the charity’s previous CEO, Madhu Rajesh, who left the organisation in September 2021.

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (SHA), leading global network in responsible hospitality, has appointed Glenn Mandziuk as its new CEO.

An internationally recognised chief executive with over 25 years of leadership experience advancing sustainable practises in tourism and hospitality, Mandziuk has an “extensive” record of establishing strategies and programmes that inspire responsible growth.

According to the firm, he brings his experience engaging with all levels of industry and government on social, environmental and business issues, most recently as president and chief executive officer of Canada’s Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), with its 4,000 industry stakeholders.

Mandziuk replaces the charity’s previous CEO, Madhu Rajesh, who left the organisation in September 2021. Patrick O’Meara has continued her committed leadership as Interim CEO, and will manage the transition until Mandziuk’s official arrival in April 2022.

He is currently a director on the board of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and the Responsible Tourism Institute, and has advocated for sustainable destination management practises in nearly 20 countries covering six continents.

Wolfgang M. Neumann, chair of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, said: “The Alliance, and our work, has generated enormous momentum across the social and environmental agendas in recent years, and we are highly confident that Glenn is the executive to lead our organisation into its next phase of growth and influence.”

Mandziuk added: “As a passionate believer that tourism can be an agent of positive change, I am extremely honoured and enthused to be joining the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance team. I am very excited to bring the organisation’s vision to life and build on their strong momentum.”

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