Sommelier Association of Malaysia announces new President

22 Jul 2021


Ronald Binati was voted as President and a new Board of Committee elected for the Sommelier Association of Malaysia (Somlay).

The announcement made as part of their Annual General Meeting held on June 27th, 2021. This was the first ever online AGM. Mr. Binati and the new board will lead the association for a two-year term. He received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to study the International Master’s Vintage in Vine, Wine, and Terroir Management program. Binati has worked in various positions in the Food & Beverage industry and is currently the Senior Lecturer and Head of Programming for the Bachelor In Hospitality Management with a leading hospitality university in Malaysia. He has been on the SOMLAY Board of Committee since 2011 and was the President in 2013/14.

“I am pleased and believe with Ronald’s experience as a board member and previous President, he has the experience and ability to guide the association,” says Roderick Wong, the Founder and Honorary President.