ASM Global sets up Singapore headquarters; plans for APAC expansion

Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong

ASM Global is increasing its footprint in the Asia Pacific region with the announcement of a new regional headquarters in Singapore, and plans to grow its overall operations in the region.

ASM Global CEO and president Ron Bension said: “We believe that this part of the world is ready for a phase of robust growth, and we’re investing in personnel and plans to ensure we’re at the forefront of a significant growth curve.”

Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong

Currently, examples of the region’s vast potential include ASM’s under-construction Kai Tak Sports Park, a sports infrastructure in Hong Kong; the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center; and six future arenas confirmed to be managed by ASM Global.

ASM Global Singapore will have a joint leadership team comprising two long-term industry specialists. Executive vice president, operations, Paul Sergeant, is a veteran 30-year venue management industry leader who has been with ASM Global for three years, most recently as senior vice president.

Joining Sergeant is Ed Sanderson as executive vice president, venue development, who possesses 20 years of commercial and operational experience in venues and facilities across Asia, most recently with Populous.

Both men are expected to take up their roles in Singapore by the end of the year.

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