Executive

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 MGW Directors

Igor Scheurkogel a South African living and working in Taiwan for more than 10 years. Teacher by day, philanthropist by night.

He launched his own NGO in 2012 in South Africa which encourages and trains small towns and communities to become more self-sustainable and actively get involved with local government.

In 2013 he was selected as one of the Top 10 Mr Gay South Africa finalist competing for the Mr Gay World 2014 title. Shortly after the pageant in South Africa Igor returned to Taiwan to complete his PhD at the National Sen Yat Sun University in Kaohsiung City.

It was at one of Kaohsiung most vibrant gay events ‘Rainbow Thursday” that Igor and fellow executive team members started talking about the idea of Mr Gay Taiwan and on July 3rd 2014 the first official Mr Gay Taiwan event took place at Brickyard.

This year will be the second year that Mr Gay Taiwan will take place and also the first year that the organization will officially send a delegate to the the Mr Gay World in Malta 2016.

The theme that the Mr Gay Taiwan selected for 2015 is marriage equality in a bid to help the LGBTI community in Taiwan gain the right to “€œLOVE”€™ legally.

Auditor Mr Gay World 2019 Cape Town South Africa

Ian Ferreira-Massyn holds a BCOM Degree in General Accounting from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting Science from UNISA. He completed his SAICA articles at Mazars, a well-known international audit firm, and holds 9 years of audit and accounting experience. He is a registered Professional Accountant (SA) with the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) as well as a registered AGA(SA) with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Ian became a well-known LGBT social media rights activist during his University Career and was awarded with an Exceptional Merit Award by the University for his leadership role and influence in student governance and development. Ian’s social media presence eventually led to various organizations inviting him to MC at their events. He co-MC’d events with various soap actors, radio presenters, a former Mr. South Africa winner and title holder of Miss United Nations.

Today Ian serves as the Southern Region Chairperson of SAIPA, one of only two accountancy regulatory bodies in South Africa that is registered with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).