Parsippany, N.J. (August 24, 2012) — RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, has named Dimitris Manikis to the role of managing director of RCI South Africa. In this expanded role, Manikis will also continue to serve as vice president of Business Development in Europe and the Middle East.
Manikis has worked for RCI for more than 20 years, during which time he held a variety of roles within the company. His extensive knowledge of the industry and his strong relationships with clients made him a prime candidate for the managing director position.
“I’m very pleased to have Dimitris Manikis taking on this role,” said Sean Lowe, managing director, RCI Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. “He has proven abilities and leadership experience in several of our regions and strong business relationships in South Africa. Dimitris will help our valuable clients in the region to expand as well as grow RCI’s operations in this core market.”
Manikis is well-known and well-respected in the vacation exchange industry. He has degrees in Tourism Marketing from the University of Surrey and TEI Patras.
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