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Philippines-based ticketing company TicketWorld hires a new general manager, as founder and CEO Bob Sewell retires
By Anna Grace on 12 Aug 2019
TEG-owned Ticketworld, one of the largest ticketing companies in the Philippines, has appointed a new general manager, as chief executive Bob Sewell retires.
Sewell, who founded the Manila-based ticketing service in 1995, will stay on at TicketWorld in a consulting capacity.
TEG has now appointed John Maclang as general manager at TicketWorld.
A lawyer by profession, Maclang has led technology and e-commerce platforms as a county manager in the Philippines, most recently for Hotel Link.
Australasian live entertainment powerhouse TEG acquired TicketWorld in November 2018. The ticketing company joined TEG’s Singapore-based Asian division, which is headed up by former Ticketek managing director Brendon Bainbridge.
TEG chief executive Geoff Jones praised Sewell for his work building the company, saying: “I want to congratulate Bob on the great work he’s done to make the business what it is today and thank him for his generous contribution in integrating the company into TEG.”
“I want to congratulate Bob on the great work he’s done to make the business what it is today and thank him for his generous contribution in integrating the company into TEG”
Commenting on the new hire, Jones comments: “John brings a strong commercial and management background in technology, leisure and the law. We welcome and look forward to working with him to deliver on our commitment to grow rapidly in Asia.”
Maclang, who has been effective in his new role since 24 July, states he is looking forward to “further develop[ing] Manila as a world class entertainment market.”
Sewell wishes Maclang and TicketWorld “all the best” for the company’s “next phase of development and growth.” The TicketWorld founder notes the maturity of the Philippine entertainment sector, which “is displaying all the signs that will ensure its position of strength in the Asian market.”
In recent years, TicketWorld has provided ticketing for tours by Guns N’ Roses and Katy Perry, as well as theatre productions the Lion King and Mamma Mia.
TicketWorld provides ticketing services to Philippine venues including Solaire Resort and Casino, Resorts World Manila, BGC Arts Centre (500-cap.) and the Cultural Centre of the Philippines (8,458-seated cap.).
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