Merlin Entertainments, a world leader in branded entertainment destinations with over 140 attractions globally, today announced the appointment of Karim Hajjar as Chief Financial Officer, effective 15th February 2024.
CEO Scott O’Neil and will work closely with the rest of the Executive leadership team to continue delivering strong financial performance and accelerate growth across Merlin’s international brand portfolio. He succeeds Alistair Windybank, who has served as Merlin’s CFO since July 2020, following the announcement in October 2023 of his planned retirement.
Hajjar brings more than 30 years of financial experience at international companies across the energy, resources, and chemicals industries.
As Chief Financial Officer, Karim will lead Merlin’s financial planning, investment strategies, and financial management of all 140 global attractions including new Resorts, M&A opportunities and shareholder management.