People on the move: Ticket2Me, The NEC Group and more…

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We round up the latest movements from the ticketing sector and associated industries…

The NEC Group has revealed that Paul Thandi is set to become chairman after 16 years as the company’s chief executive. 

Thandi will take over from current chairman Peter Phillipson, who is set to step down from the NEC Group board in September. Melanie Smith will also take on the role of NEC Group CEO while current chief financial officer Rich Ashton is to step down. 

Paul Reeve is expected to join the NEC Group as CFO in October. 

Thandi said: “To be at the helm of this incredible business for so many years has been an honour and I look forward to maintaining a key role in driving the growth of the Group. We have been lucky to secure Mel to take on the leadership position. 

“The importance of our people and my belief in giving them the best leadership, support and strategy, are all values that Mel shares close to her in her business and personal life, and I look forward to working with her over the coming years. It has been the greatest pleasure being CEO – there are more incredible things to come for the NEC Group.”

Ticket2Me, a digital ticketing and video platform for online and offline events in the Philippines, has appointed actor and entrepreneur Enrique Gil (pictured left) as its new chief marketing officer and investor.

Gil and his manager Ranvel Rufino (pictured right), who is a former private banker, entrepreneur and producer, will invest and acquire equity in Ticket2Me’s parent company in Singapore and assume executive roles within the organisation.

While Gil has become the new chief marketing officer, Rufino has taken a seat on the company’s board of directors.

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United Talent Agency (UTA) has promoted Brandi Brammer to senior vice-president of global music operations. 

Brammer will lead operational work across human resources, legal and business affairs, finance, facilities and technology initiatives. Before starting in her new position, Brammer held the role of UTA’s vice-president of people and business partnerships. 

Elsewhere, AMB Sports and Entertainment (AMBSE) has brought in Nana-Yaw Asamoah of the National Football League (NFL) in the newly created position of senior vice-president, chief commercial officer. 

He will also be a member of the AMBSE senior leadership team and will oversee corporate partnership sales and activations for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United of Major League Soccer and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 

Asamoah will take on the new role in September and will report to AMBSE president, Time Zulawski. 

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