Vishal Dhale appointed as Vice President (South Asia) of ICESAP
ICESAP has appointed Mr Vishal Dhale, Head – Sales Rewards & Recognition, Birla Sun Life Insurance Co Ltd to the honourary position of Regional Vice-President ICESAP (South Asia).
Commenting on the appointment ICESAP President Nigel Gaunt said “ICESAP is delighted that Vishal Dhale has accepted the position of Regional Vice President to lead the Incentive, Conference & Event Society’s expansion in South Asia. Vishal has the unique insight of an experienced corporate customer of the Incentive, Conference & Event sector & will help ICESAP grow in the region.”
Mr Dhale has 20 years of experience in the areas of Sales Management, Business Analysis, Sales Strategy, Marketing and Channel Development, in various industries such as Consumer Durables, Automobiles and Life Insurance, among others. He has previously held senior positions in ICICI-Prudential Life Ins Co Ltd, Hero Honda Motors Ltd, and Electrolux Ltd. His current responsibilities at Birla Sun Life Insurance Co Ltd includes the planning and execution of comprehensive Sales Strategy (Rewards and Recognition) for all channel promotion activities, below-the-line campaigns and international events for all sales channels with an objective to engage, motivate and grow the sales workforce for the organisation.
An Advisory Panel will convene under the leadership of Mr Dhale as Regional Vice-President (South Asia). Initial Advisory Panel members have been appointed, with additional Advisory Panel members to be identified in the coming weeks. Mr Dhale and his Advisory Panel will be key in driving the engagement of ICESAP members through local networking events.
ICESAP’s world-first initiative of an Agency Accreditation Scheme for agencies selling Incentive Travel, Conference & Event Management services will be a major focus of the Regional Vice President and his Advisory Panel in 2017 as will the roll-out of ICESAP’s Distance Learning Programs, across the South Asia region.
In 2015 over US$200 billion of Incentive Travel, Conferences & Events business was generated in Asia Pacific of which over 80% came from customers within the region. ICESAP’s growth in India will support a further increase in inbound MICE business from other parts of Asia Pacific in 2017.
The Incentive, Conference & Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP) for short – is a dynamic professional membership based peak body for those working with or in the Incentive, Conference & Event industry across Asia Pacific. Members include those from the corporate sector who are customers, those working in agencies, and those working in supply of goods and services in the industry. Alongside hosting an Annual Conference, ICESAP will deliver distance learning and networking events for members across all the major markets in Asia Pacific.