Position CEO*Director*Showmaker*Entertainment Specialist*Event Consultant*IP Creator*Artistic Director*Creative Director
About Internationally-Acclaimed Award Winning Entertainment Production Director & Showmaker, Yannis Michalandos has conceived, created and produced many of the biggest events on the planet – including Major Sporting Events, TV Commercials, Live TV, City Showcases, Cultural Festivals, Fashion Parades and Music Video’s, in over 50 Countries around the world & viewed by over 4.2 Billion people. Director, Yannis Michalandos provides his unique style of blend of theatre, modern cirque, dance, music, multi-media and much more to produce some of the most memorable and spectacular displays during the past decade - from Flying Carpet Tennis Courts for the ATP to 3D Mapping, from Vertical Catwalks to the UEFA Champions League Final, from high-class TV Fashion extravaganzas to Kuwait’s 50/20 National Day & much, much, more. functions and responsibilities
Highlights 1. 50/20 Kuwait National Day 2. DSS 10th Anniversary Opening 3. UEFA Champions League Final 2007 4. Qatar Cool IDCP Launch 3D Mapping 5. Doha 2016 Olympic Announcement 6. Qatar 2022 World Cup Announcement 7. Sony Ericsson Championship 2009 Doha 8. Milan Rock in Fashion 9. ATP Exxonmobil Open 2017 10. Donne Sotto Le Stelle - Roberto Cavalli
Position Chief Operations Officer/Producer
About Pach Ang has already led RedFilo Group to becoming the Industry Icon of The Year and Best Employer of The Year with an outstanding performance listed as one of the industry’s top 10 movers and shakers by Sound & Stage magazine, which described him as ‘an unparalleled commander, mentor, and business leader’. The agency has been recognised and awarded in the Middle East Event Awards for over ten years, in addition to many other international and regional awards, as well as attaining the coveted IFEA Grand Pinnacle gold, silver and bronze awards, for his original event concept The Neorun, The Festival at Masdar City and the Light up the Future Guinness World Record breaking event. Pach Ang has represented several prestigious organisations as a board member, including, the International Life Events Association - Middle East chapter and the Advisor to Singapore Business Council UAE. Having spent over 30 years as a Commando and Special Forces for the Singapore Military, he is able to look beyond the event perspective and leading to a greater innovative achievements. functions and responsibilities
Highlights 1. IDEX OPENING CEREMONY 2009, 2011 2. Summer In Abu Dhabi Festival 2009-2013 3. Masdar Festival 2016-2019 4. Mondial World Parachute Championship Launch 5. Sir Baniyas Island Launch 6. AD Port Cruise Terminal Launch 7. DCT National Day 8. Singapore National Day 9. Dubai Shopping Festival 2013-2019 10. Qasr Al Hosn Management and Operation
Position Event Marketing Officer*Marketing & Comms Director*Business Development Officer
About Jamie has 20 years’ experience in designing and building future-proof business and services, driven by innovation. He has built and sold 5 business, one of which was listed with an IPO on the FTSE250, where Jamie became the youngest paid up full shareholder in the history of the UK’s FTSE250, aged just 22 years old. Having spent the last 11 years in the Middle East, focused primarily on Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Jamie has conceptualised and lead management consultancy TAAHEED, where he was responsible for structuring the newly formed Technology Development Committee on behalf of The Executive Council (Abu Dhabi), with subsequent advisory in building the board at ATIC, (Advanced Technology Investment Committee), who proceeded to purchase Global Foundries for $3bn. Following this, Jamie took major UAE conglomerate Transguard Group as their Strategy Director from AED400m revenue to AED1.4bn revenue in a 3 year period before helping sell the business to a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family. Jamie founded House of Comms in 2012, which is now the largest independent strategic communications consultancy in the Middle East. During his time at House of Comms in his role as CEO, Jamie has been advising and executing Flash Entertainments’ program, supporting Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi in defining strategic events such as Abu Dhabi Art, and consulting with Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing in executing the communications for all events, such as Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai 30x30 Challenge, Dubai Summer Surprises, Dubai Food Festival and more. Jamie also recently was part of the team to structure the newly formed Discover Qatar (tourism board in Qatar). Jamie is currently helping Miral restructure their business to be able promote cultural investments, including the spectacular Qasr Al Watan. Jamie also joined the board of Louder Entertainment in 2015 where he helped design and execute the UAEs largest ever music weekend, bringing Drake and Michael Buble to Dubai with 75,000 attendees in a 3 day period.
Position Chief Production Officer
About Following his arrival in the Middle East in 2007 and a strong experience in large scale events production. After producing the Burj Khalifa Opening Ceremony as Show Director, in 2010, Pierre-Alexandre decided to create his own has event design & production agency in 2011. He has since then produced more than 400 successful events. From corporate events, to gala dinners and government events, Pierre-Alexandre has developed and works with an international network of experts who follows him to create stunning and unique events. He has recently with his partners produced the first electro music Festival in Jeddah.
Position Chief Visionary Officer
About Geoffrey Schuhkraft is a key player in the international entertainment and sports management industries with more than 35 years of experience. The calibre of client he has attracted throughout his career, the success he has achieved, and the respect he commands in the marketplace speaks for itself. Geoffrey was a pioneer of the Australian entertainment industry in the early 1970s and is now a major stakeholder in the international sports, entertainment and corporate management arenas. He has managed some of Australia’s greatest icons including Trevor Hendy, Samantha Riley, Matthew Hayden, Lisa Curry, Grant Hackett, Tina Arena, Little River Band and US rock duo Nelson (sons of the legend Ricky Nelson) to name a few. In 1985 Geoffrey founded talent management empire International Quarterback Pty Ltd (IQ) which he operated for many years from his base in Queensland. In 2006 he joined forces with Champions League and A.C. Milan superstar Clarence Seedorf to establish ON International in Europe – a company focused on ‘changing the way the business of football is played’. He has now established KOORA FC, a Football Management Company, to continue this commitment to innovation and positive change through Football. Since 2009 Geoffrey has assisted in the development of The Hayden Way, an initiative of former Australian Test cricketer Matthew Hayden that promotes a lifestyle centred on family, community, sustainability and social responsibility through the passionate celebration of sporting, recreation and leisure pursuits. He has held executive positions in Australian basketball and baseball franchises and spearheaded events such as The Uncle Toby’s Super Series. After operating successfully in Australia, the United States and Europe, he has established offices in the UAE to further his entertainment and sporting business interests, and to also expand on his government and political relationships both domestically and internationally. Geoffrey is extremely well connected within government, entertainment and sporting circles internationally, and through many years operating successful international businesses, he has developed a global outlook and thorough understanding of the corporate world. He has recently been appointed by the Queensland State Government and Gold Coast City as Senior Advisor Middle East Relations. Geoffrey is now based in Dubai..