Dan Aylward | Managing Director, ProFun Egypt, Ltd.

With just under 40 years in the themed entertainment and leisure industry, Dan Aylward brings an abundance of experience to the ProFun family. Most recently acting as General Manager for the Suzanne Mubarak Family Park, Dan focused on the management and operations of the park from pre-opening, through opening stages.

Dan got his start in 1971 at Coney Island (Cincinnati) and participated in the advance marketing of Kings Island in 1972. Throughout the 80s and 90s, Dan managed significant turnaround projects in some of the most demanding markets in the country. He joined Six Flags as Vice President and General Manager of Marine World Africa USA (now Six Flags Discovery Kingdom). After leading a significant growth program that resulted in doubling the attendance in one year, Dan was re–assigned to the European Post.

He served four years as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Six Flags’ European Division, holding executive responsibility for eight properties in five countries. Dan founded Worldwide Leisure Management LLC in 2007 to provide consulting services to financial investment firms interested in the theme park industry.