DXB Entertainments, the Dubai-headquartered leisure and entertainment company which operates Legoland and other attractions, has appointed a new chief financial officer (CFO).

The new appointment follows the resignation of John Ireland. During Ireland’s tenure, DXB Entertainments enjoyed its first quarter of profitability, in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Remi Ishak has taken the place of John Ireland as the company’s CFO. Ishak is an experienced financial leader, who worked in a similar role for the asset management company, Emirates Real Estate Investment Trust.

Ishak has been involved in the real estate and hospitality industries for more than 15 years, focused on diverse projects, including operational repositioning and management and deal structuring and acquisitions.

Speaking about the appointment, Mohammed Al Mulla, managing director and CEO of DXB Entertainments’ parent company, Dubai Parks & Resorts, said: “At DXBE, he will be responsible for the continued implementation of our strategy as well as helping guide us through the currently challenging operating environment.”