Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) on Thursday announced appointing Amr bin Ahmed Banaja as its new CEO.
Banaja will replace Faisal Bafarat, who will continue to act as a counsellor to the chairman, according to a statement by GEA.
In February, GEA chairman Ahmed Al Khateeb said that the kingdom would inject SAR 240 billion in the recreation sector over the next 10 years, adding that this would be carried out through a number of steps including building a world-class opera house.
It is worth noting however that Al Khateeb was dismissed as GEA's chairman in June, although no official reason was disclosed for his dismissal.
The entertainment sector is expected to contribute largely to raising Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product (GDP) in the coming years.