UBM Malaysia has appointed Gerard Leeuwenburgh as country general manager, succeeding Alun Jones who will leave the organisation on January 31, 2019.
Leeuwenburgh will report to Ian Roberts, regional executive director of ASEAN, and is responsible for providing the overall leadership to deliver on the company’s ambition of accelerated growth in Malaysia.
Prior to joining UBM, he was with DMG events as vice president Asia. The industry veteran has been in the industry for over 25 years, and has worked for Jaarbeurs, VNU Exhibitions in various leadership roles based in both Europe and Asia.
UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of UBM Asia which recently became part of Informa PLC, a B2B information services group and the largest B2B event organiser in the world. The organisation has a current portfolio of 30 trade events in Malaysia and South-east Asia.