President, Owner and Founder of the Mr Gay World Competition.

Eric is an ambitious entrepreneur who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Builds and retains high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals.

Eric handles all functions related to putting together a team of professionals to foresee that the annual event is delivered to its optimum standards, hosting between 20 to 25 delegations from all over the world. He is the driving force of the Organisation.

In the last eleven years he has taken the event to Canada, Norway, Philippines, Belgium, Italy, Malta, Spain and four times in South Africa. Without the help of the Vice President, John Louis O’Neil, Eric and the Mr Gay World competition would not have made it to its eleventh year.


Vice President Mr Gay World

John-Louis O’Neil Director of Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival Southern Africa Foundation NPO as well as XOXO Foundation NPO

Chairman of the Board of Mr Gay World Directors

Dr. Igor Scheurkogel a South African active citizenry activist and philanthropist which main aim is to get the general public involve with issues that affect them directly.

He has been involve with Mr Gay World since 2014 when he successfully launched Mr. Gay Taiwan in 2014 and in 2016 Mr. Gay Thailand. Dr. Scheurkogel was appointed as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors in late 2017, before that he served as Regional Director for Asia, Africa and Oceania.

Dr. Scheurkogel has been striving to make the LGBTIQ+ community to get break the stigma of what ‘pageants’ do especially with MGW that it is a competition where delegates from the world meet to network and exchange ideas on how to support each other.