London, 25th July: Following Informa’s acquisition of UBM earlier this year, Informa has announced changes to the senior management team at UBM Asia.
Effective 1st August 2018, Jimé Essink, the current President and CEO of UBM Asia, will become President of the combined business. Margaret Ma Connolly, the current Managing Director of UBM China, will become CEO of the combined business.
The current head of Informa’s China Exhibitions business, David Bondi, will become Vice President and a member of the board of the combined business. Athena Gong, current General Manager for the CBME (Children-Baby-Maternity-Expo) portfolio, will be promoted to Managing Director of UBM China and report to directly to David Bondi. Michael Duck, current Executive Vice President of UBM Asia, will also take the responsibility for the UBM Sinoexpo business. His role as Group Chief Representative in China will be extended to all Inform businesses in China.