Nick Waight has been appointed as the new MD of AECC, and is set to replace interim chief executive Adrian Hunter ahead of the centre’s relocation.
Waight will join AECC in April 2018 ahead of its move to a new purpose-built building in 2019.
Previously, Waight was the chief executive of The Convention Centre Dublin and oversaw the design, build and operation of the £185m venue.
More recently he has led the ICC team delivering The Vox - a new £10m conference space which forms part of Resorts World Birmingham.
Earlier in the year Aberdeen City Council appointed SMG Europe to manage the existing AECC ahead of its move to a new site near Aberdeen International Airport.
SMG executive vice president of European operations, John Sharkey, said: “SMG’s expertise in driving multi-purpose exhibition, conference and entertainment content is second to none and I’m delighted to welcome Nick to the team.
“Nick brings with him a wealth of skills and experience in both operational and commercial management which are the perfect fit for both the existing and new AECC.
Waight said: “I am thrilled to be joining SMG Europe at this exciting time in its development.
“I am very grateful to John Sharkey for giving me this opportunity and look forward to taking up the new role in April, when it will be a privilege to lead the team at the AECC both at the existing venue and transitioning into the fantastic new facility in 2019.