International event organizer Jaarbeurs/VNU Exhibitions has appointed Heiko M. Stutzinger (44) as its new Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region.
With more than a decade of experience in senior management positions in trade show business and management consulting, Heiko is a known expert for the development of new business areas, strategic growth as well as restructuring and turnaround management. He has most recently served as Deputy General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai as well as Deputy Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf China based in Shanghai. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from EBS University and is active as Guest Professor at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE).
Heiko will oversee the entire Asia Pacific region and will be responsible for setting the strategic direction as well as defining the growth strategy of VNU in that region. “Heiko is an experienced, highly-respected executive that shares our vision for future growth, operations excellence and superior customer service. He has demonstrated the ability to build and grow business, operations and projects in China,” said Albert Arp, CEO of Jaarbeurs/VNU. “Heiko will help us to bring our regional operations to the next level and strengthen our position in this critically important part of the world.”
“For the past years VNU continues to drive growth in the Asia Pacific region. We have built several strong events and a passionate team and look forward to Heiko leading and further strengthening our Asia Pacific business,” said Ton Otten, Director Jaarbeurs International and Member of the Board of Directors VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific.
“From being part of the fast-moving events industry in Asia Pacific - especially in China - over the last years I have witnessed the substantial progress VNU Exhibitions has made in the region firsthand. I am truly excited to be joining VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific and look forward to leading the Asia Pacific team on our future growth course,” said Heiko M. Stutzinger.
Heiko will officially take on the role starting 1st February 2019 and will be based in the company’s Bangkok office.
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