During the IAAPA expo in Orlando, our JNE&LC Asia’s director, Mika Nur Faezah won the award for the IAAPA Young Professional of the Year 2018 at the GM & Owner’s Breakfast together with four other industry leaders honoured with their IAAPA Service Awards for their contributions to the global attractions industry.
The Young Professionals of the Year Award is for outstanding young professionals who are active, engaged IAAPA members and who demonstrates integrity, leadership, team work and commitment to the attractions industry.
Jeroen Nijpels, JNE&LC’s Managing Director and founder of the Young Professionals said: ‘’With Mika winning this award, it has become full circle for me and my company. I founded this group 12 years ago, handed it over to the next generation and now my colleague wins this prestigious award. I could not be more proud!’’
Mika has been active in the industry since 2011 and has demonstrated passion for this industry through participation in expos, leadership conferences, safety institutes and she has become an IAAPA certified Attractions Executive. Mika serves on the IAAPA Asia Pacific Manufacturers & Suppliers subcommittee and the Young Professionals task group subcommittee. Besides being involved in IAAPA, Mika is also an active BALPPA member who participates and attends BALPPA events across the UK and Europe, representing and providing support to JNE&LC’s European office.
Mika’s talent and dedication for JNE&LC helped her to work her way up from show assistant to Regional Director. Her rapid career growth is an inspiration to many young professionals.
During her award ceremony Mika said in her speech: ‘’I would like to thank my team JNE&LC, our esteemed partner, Zierer, and especially my Managing Director Jeroen Nijpels for mentoring and welcoming me to the industry 7 years ago. May we all continue to work together and support each other and help grow the organisation that will help develop, engage and empower young diverse professionals to grow and thrive in this industry.”
JNE&LC is very proud to have such a dedicated Young Professional on board.