President’s Address

What a journey! I joined AMSPA just as an Affiliate member in 2007 with the intentions of learning from the best people in the industry I was working in.

Fast forward 16 years later, it is with a humble heart that I accept this newly elected post as President of the first and longest-established spa association in Malaysia, AMSPA.

Even though the past two years have proven to be one of the most challenging and grueling times for the board members of AMSPA, I am truly proud to be able to work alongside strong and resilient women among the Board Members as Vice-President 1, led by my mentor and immediate Past President, Datin Jeanette Tambakau. It was during these two years that we learned the importance of standing together.

Many people during the pandemic started seeing the true value of having an association that speaks for the industry and represents their voice to the government. AMSPA also decided to work together with another spa association to create a National Spa Taskforce to help stand stronger in fighting for the needs of our members.

It has been a relentless journey trying to re-open the industry, appealing for funds and assistance to benefit our members. Therefore, following the tremendous leadership of past AMSPA presidents, I will do my very best to lead AMSPA to further strengthen its position as the Voice of Wellness for our members.

I am super excited to be joined by our new line-up of AMSPA Board Members for the term 2021-2023. Together with these super ladies, I aim to continue to empower and grow our future spa talents, address pressing issues for spa operators, and continue the good momentum we had created to educate the public, protect our members, develop and promote the Spa & Wellness industry in Malaysia locally and globally.

Wellness wishes,
Hana Halim
AMSPA, President