Meet The Team

London Head Office, UK

Dennis Mills

CEO

Dennis is the Founder and Chief Executive of Major Events International (MEI). Since forming in 2007, his role is to ensure MEI continues to extend it geographic and customer reach and quality control of all deliverables. His experience includes: assessing and leading must-win bids, setting requirements for complex procurement, running prime contracting business and preparations and delivery of major events. Prior to forming MEI he has worked for Thales where he formed and ran the Land Systems business achieving rapid growth in new markets prior to establishing the Security Systems business in UK with responsibility for major events. His last appointment was the London 2012 Account Director for Atos Origin, the International Olympic Committee World-Wide IT partner having completed training in Beijing in the build up to the 2008 Olympic Games. His formative working years were in the UK Army where he retired in the rank of Colonel with a Command and Control and Security background.

Andy Rice

COO

Andy has had a long and successful media and events career. With a Sport and English degree from Loughborough University, he started work as a graduate trainee at IPC in 1985. After a series of management roles he was part of the team that took Market Link Publishing public in 1998. He then became Publishing Director at SportBusiness International and, over a period of 8 years, helped transform it into the market-leading, multi-media brand it is today. Andy joined the executive board of the Press Association in 2011, heading up sport and managing the partnerships with LOCOG and The Premier League. In 2013 he joined the executive board of Future Media, heading up the Sport, Auto and Music Division, until their sale to Immediate Media. After retraining as an English teacher, Andy spent a couple of years at his old school and working for an educational charity before returning to the business of sport as COO of Major Events International.

Tupo Mwaijumba

Strategic Projects Manager

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Mark Kelly

Key Account Manager

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Ibrar Khalid

Marketing Executive

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Associates, Global

Joao Saravia

Brazil

Reinaldo Pargas

Brazil

Veronica Medina

Peru and Chile

Priscilla Ho

China

Jeff Ruffalo

China

Jeff is a strategic and visionary international communications, media and marketing expert with success in key world markets and has an exceptional track record of generating multi-million dollar revenues through strategic marketing, corporate communications and business development activities in sport, airline and tourism sectors. He is an international marketing leader with proven ability to position emerging destinations on the world stage and transform reputation and perceptions on a global scale through innovative media communications and public relations strategies. Jeff demonstrates a passion for supporting economic and social educational development and is an inspirational leader, communicator and trusted advisor to high level government officials in China, the Middle East and America

Peter Ashwin

Canada and Australia