Lennard Francois Otto

Chief Executive Officer, IMG Worlds of Adventure

As the driving force behind some of the most high profile properties in the Middle East and internationally, Lennard Otto possesses a wealth of experience in managing and operating large-scale entertainment-based facilities.

In his current role, as CEO of IMG Worlds of Adventure, Mr. Otto has worked closely with the owners and leadership of the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group to successfully launch the world’s largest indoor theme park to Dubai.

A South African national, Mr. Otto is responsible for designing and implementing the park’s strategic vision and direction, utilizing his skills in operational leadership to establish the attraction as one of the Middle East’s leading destinations. Otto will also spearhead the park’s future development, with plans to expand the existing attraction to further attract a global audience.

Widely recognized for his vision and leadership abilities, Mr. Otto has over a decade of experience in managing large international hospitality and leisure destinations, including resorts, outdoor and indoor waterparks, beachfront developments, theme parks and adventure facilities. Prior to joining IMG Worlds of Adventure, Mr. Otto was responsible for the pre and post opening phases of some of the most iconic entertainment properties across South Africa and the Middle East, including Wild Wadi, Atlantis the Palm, Wahooo! Waterpark, John Buck International and Wadi Adventure.