The UFI Board of Directors has elected Monica Lee-MÃ¼ller as president of UFI for the 2021/22 period.
The UFI Presidential Trio for the 2020/21 term will therefore comprise:
– Monica Lee-MÃ¼ller (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) (HML); Hong Kong), incoming president
– Anbu Varathan (Indian Machine Tool Manufacturersâ€™ Association; India), president 2020/21
– Mary Larkin (Diversified Communications; US), outgoing president
This decision becomes effective at the conclusion of the 87th UFI Global Congress, which runs from November 15-20, 2020.
Lee-MÃ¼ller has been the managing director of HML since July 2012. HML is the private company responsible for the management and operation of the 306,000m2 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where about 1,000 events are held there every year.
She has been active in UFI for many years, supporting the associationâ€™s mission and driving developments, especially on diversity and sustainability projects. Lee-MÃ¼ller has also served as a board member of UFI for the past 12 years.
UFI’s recent presidents were from South Africa (Craig Newman 2018/19), Italy (Corrado Peraboni 2017/18), Germany (Andreas Gruchow 2016/17), Russia (Sergey Alexeev 2015/16), Colombia (AndrÃ©s LÃ³pez-Valderrama 2014/15), and France (Renaud Hamaide, 2013/14).