Published on : Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Sudesh Sharma has been appointed as the Director of Operations for the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Sudesh comes with more than 30 years of experience in the operations management of business events, hospitality and food & beverage. In his current role at the Centre, Sudesh will oversee the operational aspect of primary functions, which include planning, implementing, monitoring and improving effective service delivery, ensuring events in the new norms are executed in a smooth and controlled manner.
Sudesh joined the Centre as the Deputy Director of Operations and was key in the successful delivery of major international high-profile association and government meetings like the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress 2019, 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology 2019, 9th World Urban Forum 2018, Worldchefs Congress 2018, and 26th ASEAN Summit 2015. Having served at prominent global hotel brands across the Southeast Asian region in a similar senior capacity, Sudesh’s vast knowledge and versatile capabilities has over the years helped the Centre streamline and enhance its operational and service delivery.
Alan Pryor, General Manager, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre shared, “We are delighted to have Sudesh as part of our senior leadership team, and it is just the right time as the Centre rebounds itself and advances to the next phase of business events that is heavily complemented by digital transformation, and as we continue to innovate and grow our food and beverage product and service offerings. On behalf of my entire team, I would like to congratulate Sudesh and wish him all the very best in his new role.”
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is an award-winning facility wholly owned by Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS). The Centre is proudly managed by Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd and ASM Global.
The Centre is accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, EarthCheck Silver and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certified. As an ASM Global venue, the Centre also tracks its monthly environmental performance metrics related to Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Water Consumption and Waste Reduction via the AEG 1Earth programme.
The five-level facility encompasses a total 33,659 sqm of flexible multi-purpose function space in the heart of the iconic Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) precinct and has maintained and evolved its world-class status through ongoing and rigorous investment, maintenance and management expertise.
Facilities also include two auditoria; 3,000-seat Plenary Hall and Plenary Theatre for 470; a Grand Ballroom which seats 2,000 diners, Banquet Hall for 500, three Conference Halls, eight Exhibition Halls and 23 meeting rooms.