Congratulations from EWA to IAAPA’s new President and CEO Jakob Wahl!

EWA’s President Markus Achleitner congratulates IAAPA’s new president and CEO Jakob Wahl. As president and CEO, German born Jakob will lead the association’s 94-member team in Orlando, Brussels, Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Shanghai. He will be responsible for the executive management and day-to-day operations of the association and will be the primary strategic advisor to the IAAPA Board of Directors on all matters related to association’s mission, events, products, and services.

Jakob’s career at IAAPA spans 10 years. He joined IAAPA as program manager for IAAPA Europe in 2009. In 2013, he worked for Europa-Park in Rust, Germany as director of communications and manager of special projects. Wahl returned to IAAPA in 2017 to lead the association’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) team as vice president and executive director of IAAPA EMEA. He was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of the association in November 2021 and moved with his family to Orlando.

We look forward to continuing our cooperation with IAAPA!