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Published on : Monday, May 23, 2016
At the keenly contested and recently concluded 37th Annual General Meeting of the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore held on Thursday 19th May 2016, its current President Mr Devinder Ohri was re-elected for a second term of office.
Mr Ohri said that he welcomed the challenge put up by a rival team within its membership to contest four of the highest offices of the Association as being a positive sign of progress and a step in the right direction. “Healthy competition in free and fairly contested elections is good for any democratic Association because it ensures renewal as we mature and move forward.”
He was re-elected President, while fielding a new and younger “next generation” team comprising Mr Steven Ler as Deputy President, Mr Albert Hong as Secretary-General and Mr Simon Er as Treasurer.
Said Mr Ohri, “I am most heartened and encouraged with the results because our Executive Committee’s talent acquisition and renewal process is now well underway with significant key positions being filled by what I call the future faces of NATAS.”
“The fact that we were able to win a clean sweep of all four positions being contested with an average margin of 66 per cent of the valid votes cast is clear indication and re-affirmation that the majority of our general membership is supportive of our performance and changes being made.”Notably, six of the ten office-bearers elected, including those who were returned uncontested, are new faces in the NATAS Executive Committee.