DUBAI (CelebrityAccess) – Thomas Ovesen has announced that he will be departing his executive post as VP of programming for the soon-to-opened Dubai Arena, and COO of its operator, AEG Ogden Middle East to go independent once again.
Ovesen joined the Dubai Arena project at the start of 2018 from local promoter 117 Live. The 17,000-capacity venue, which is due to open later this year, is meant to establish the city as a hotspot for global events.
Commenting on Ovesen’s departure, Dubai Arena CEO, Guy Ngata, said: “Thomas Ovesen is to leave his role with AEG Ogden Middle East to continue his career as an independent promoter in the regional market.
“Thomas has been a key part of the journey so far as we begin the countdown to opening the arena in 2019. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Thomas on behalf of our team. We look forward to working with Thomas in the near future, which is something both parties are excited about.”
Ovesen added: “With the Dubai Arena getting ready to open with what will be an amazing calendar of events now is as great a time as ever for me to return to being a dedicated independent buyer and promoter.
“I wish my fantastic colleagues all the best and thank AEG Ogden for the opportunity with Dubai Arena – I look forward to many future collaborations”