UBM Malaysia appoints new Country GM

UBM Malaysia has announced a new Country General Manager - Gerard Leeuwenburgh.

The appointment was effective 2 January and he is now leading UBM Malaysia’s effort to accelerate growth and reporting to Ian Roberts, Regional Executive Director of ASEAN.

Leeuwenburgh has been in the MICE industry for over 25 years and has worked for Jaarbeurs, VNU Exhibitions in various leadership roles.

Prior to joining UBM, he was attached with DMG events as Vice-President Asia, responsible for managing and growing the energy portfolio in Asia. Leeuwenburgh has also worked in Europe and other countries in Asia including Thailand and Singapore.

UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of UBM Asia, which recently became part of Informa PLC, now the largest B2B event organiser in the world.

With a growing portfolio of 30 trade events in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, UBM Malaysia is active across a range of industries including Furniture & Interiors, Industrial Machinery, Renewable Energy, Power, Security, Construction, Food, Oil & Gas, Hospitality, Livestock, Beauty, Water & Wastewater Subcontracting, Environmental Technology and HVAC.

Gerard succeeds Alun Jones who will leave the organisation by 31 January 2019.