Paul Thandi is CEO of the NEC Group, one of the world’s top venue management companies.
Since 2006, he’s led a transformation of the business – successfully steering it from public sector ownership with Birmingham City Council to a £307 million management buy-out backed by LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group in 2015.
Harnessing new technology to inform decision-making and provide amazing experiences for visitors has driven Paul’s success.
Most recently, he’s secured record levels of revenue growth by seeking out new opportunities for the Group’s award-winning campus and city centre venues. This includes signing up Merlin Entertainments to open a LEGOLAND Discovery Centre at Arena Birmingham and launch the first Bear Grylls Adventure at the NEC – both going live later in 2018.