Mr. Amr Banaja was appointed as CEO of the General Entertainment Authority in August 2018.
Prior to joining the GEA, Mr. Banaja held several leadership positions within a number of local and international companies, and also served as a member in several committees. He previously served as Senior Vice Executive President of Marketing and Community Responsibility at SEDCO Holding Group, and was a member within the Board of Directors at Tafreeh Group, a wholly-owned SEDCO subsidiary.
He possesses a rich and impressive career record that encompasses several fields, including real estate, financial services, and consumer goods. He also gained extensive experience while working in the GCC, where he held important positions in companies including Sama Dubai, National Commercial Bank (Investor Services), Unilever, and Gillette.
Mr. Banaja holds a bachelor's degree in economics with a minor in mathematics from Boston College in the United States of America. He also completed several executive training courses at each of Columbia University and London School of Business, in addition to completing the executive Education program from INSEAD.