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Merlin Entertainments announces two additions to its LEGOLAND Malaysia senior management team

Merlin Entertainments has announced two important additions to its LEGOLAND Malaysia senior management team, which is led by General Manager Siegfried Borst.
Due to open in 2012, LEGOLAND Malaysia is getting ready to ramp up its recruitment and training programme with the appointment of Nor Ashikin as HR Director.  

Most recently, Nor has worked as the HR Director at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.  Nor brings more than 20 years of HR experience to the team.  She is a native Malaysian and also spent some time working in Europe at the start of her career. 
Thilakavathy Munusamy (Thila) joins the team as Sales and Marketing Director.  Also a native Malaysian, Thila has more than 15 years of experience in the sales and marketing field with the last six years at Sunway Lagoon, a Malaysian multi-park resort destination.  She also has marketing experience in the hotel sector.  She is looking forward to the challenge of opening the first Asian LEGOLAND Park and ensuring all the right marketing and partnership activity is in place to guarantee its success. 
Commenting, John Jakobsen, Merlin Entertainments’ Managing Director LEGOLAND Parks said, “It is an exciting time for our LEGOLAND Operating Group with the new Florida Park due to open this October; and Malaysia well on target for opening in 2012.  We very much welcome Thila and Nor to the Merlin family – and I look forward to working closely with them as this exciting project progresses.”
name in location-based, family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 74 attractions, six hotels/two holiday villages in 17 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 43.6 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 16, 000 employees. Merlin Entertainments operates the following attractions – SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The EDF Energy London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Heide Park, Earth Explorer, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World, Sydney Tower Observatory and Skywalk, Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter Underwater World, Oceanworld Manly and Hamilton Island Koala Gallery.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit for more information.
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