Melville Vogel, regional general manager of Sibaya with Vivian Reddy, chairman, Thabo Mosololi, chief operating officer, Myan Moodley, general manager of Sibaya and directors, Dr Grootboom and Bongani Cele.
After his 15 year tenure as general manager at Sun International’s Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom, Melville Vogel, has handed over the reins.
His loyal executive team bid him a fond farewell at Sibaya’s exquisite Royal Court Restaurant on May 9. Melville Vogel will move to Gauteng to take a position at Sun International’s head office in Sandton.
Vogel has a long history with the Sun International Group, having joined the company in 1982 as an in house trainee. Since then, he has worked at six of Sun International’s properties in South Africa in various capacities.
His first appointment as general manager was at the Fish River Sun in the Eastern Cape in 1993. He later joined the Wild Coast Sun in the position of general manager before venturing to the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal to head up the opening of Sibaya in 2004.
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After 19 combined years of experience as a general manager, he was appointed regional general manager in 2013.
During his time at Sibaya, Vogel has become entrenched not only as the respected leader of Sibaya Casino but also within the local community.
Assuming the role of general manager at Sibaya is Myan Moodley who moves from his position as general manager at the Wild Coast Sun.
“Saying farewell is never easy. I have enjoyed 15 glorious years at Sibaya, working with a tremendous team. From opening the casino in 2004 and seeing it evolve into what it is today has been a wonderful journey. Sibaya is built on the solid foundation of a committed and passionate team, and Myan Moodley is ideally suited to take the casino into a new era of growth,” said Vogel.