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66595 29 Aug 2019

The Festival Management Committee Appoints Aneesa Oumarally as its Chief Executive Officer

FMC is the producers of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

TORONTO, ON (August 12th, 2019) – The Board of Directors of the Festival Management Committee (FMC), the producers of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival (TCC) has appointed Mrs. Aneesa Oumarally as the organizations Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 

As a current board member of the (FMC), Oumarally has been responsible for providing oversight as Chair of the Governance Committee for the 2019 Toronto Caribbean Carnival (TCC).

Having practiced law in Ontario over the last two decades, Oumarally brings a wealth of knowledge in business management.  She has been involved in corporate commercial, real estate and civil litigation cases appearing before most levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal as lead counsel.

Oumarally has acted as external counsel to several companies advising on legal-business issues that affect operations of the company. Her most recent project involved creating a succession plan for a trust company.

The CEO of the Festival Management Committee will be responsible for the overall management and daily operations, including oversight of the organizations public relations and marketing efforts. Oumarally intends to work closely with corporate institutions, government, and individuals within the public and private sectors.

“The Board of Directors welcomes Mrs. Oumarally in her new position as CEO, we look forward to the strategic leadership that she will provide in developing the 53rd Toronto Caribbean Carnival,” remarked Joe Halstead, Chairman of the Festival Management Committee.

As CEO, Oumarally will work closely with the Board of Directors to achieve the overall objectives of the organization, including coordinating and directing the programs of the board. In marketing, promotions and publicity, she will be tasked with attracting new visitors to the city for the 2020 Toronto Caribbean Carnival.

“I look forward to working with the staff and Board of the FMC, all bandleaders, OSA and OCPA as well as our stakeholders, and the City of Toronto to deliver another successful Toronto Caribbean Carnival,” said Aneesa Oumarally, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Festival Management Committee.

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Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival 

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival, formerly known as "Caribana" was established in 1967 as part of Canada's 100th Anniversary celebrations by Caribbean immigrants as a cultural gift to Canada. 

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is produced by the Festival Management Committee showcasing the best in Caribbean arts, it is known as the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America.

The Caribbean Canadian community that inspires and gives life to the Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival is comprised of Canadians with heritage taken from Barbados, Bahamas, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Haiti, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the other countries of the Caribbean.