FMC names Aneesa Oumarally as new CEO


Aneesa Oumarally and Richard de Lima

According to an August 12th press release, the Festival Management Committee (FMC), which stages the Toronto Caribbean Carnival (TCC), has appointed Mrs. Aneesa Oumarally as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The position was previously held by Richard de Lima.

Oumarally is a current board member of FMC, and chaired the Governance Committee for the 2019 Toronto Caribbean Carnival (TCC).

The news CEO has practiced law in Ontario for the last two decades. Her practice covered corporate commercial, real estate and civil litigation cases. She has appeared before most levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal as lead counsel.

Oumarally be responsible for the overall management and daily operations of the FMC, including oversight of the organizations public relations and marketing efforts. She plans 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 Oumarally.