It is my great honour to have been elected as the President of the longest established spa association in Malaysia for the term 2017- 2019. I will do my very best to justify your confidence and will try to further strengthen AMSPA – as my predecessors have already done so.
I would like to thank Puan Norliza Othman , our Immediate Past President for her four years of dedicated service to AMSPA. Her leadership has continued to build an affirming, collaborative smart partnership program with various government training institutions such as GIATMARA, Kolej Komuniti, Kolej Vokasional and IKBN to work closer with AMSPA to train more spa therapists for the spa industry in the country. With this initiatives, it is our team hope to gradually resolve shortage of spa therapists.
Let me also take this opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous past initiatives that were undertaken by our Founder, Dato Ramona Sulaiman and Past President Rahatul Baney. Indeed both of you are an inspiration, a challenge and an avenue for us to continue doing these great works that you began, I am certain though, that with this team that we have, we shall even do much better because I have faith in this team.
AMSPA Board Members volunteer their time to strategically lead the association and develop plans for enhancing membership and the spa industry through research, events and education. Hence, I am excited to work with our new Vice President Hana Halim and Naziah Pir Khan , Treasurer Bibiana Smith and our new Secretary, Camilla Loh . Our Board of Members is made up of some really amazing people, all of who have been friends, mentors, and inspirations for me. Ryca Ang , Doris Aw, Selinastein Binti Mohd Rashid, Alyssa Lim, Huruliegn Shadiqe and Mr Low Yeok Siong was recently elected to the board and I know they will be a great asset to AMSPA.
In summary, the major tasks of the new Executive Board will be to continue the course of expansion with the ongoing activities and other prioritised development activities as well as strengthening the dialogue and communication between the government ministries, department, agencies and members at large. We will continue to position AMSPA as “The Spa Association” that can educate, nurture, protect, develop, promote and act as a bridging mechanism and move the spa industry forward without any boundaries.
As your new President, I am excited for the opportunity of working with all of you. I’m confident that our industry will grow and thrive in the upcoming year as we spread the message of what the spa industry is all about – health and wellness”.
Sincerely and respectfully,
Datin Jeanette Tambakau A.M.N