UBM Malaysia has appointed Gerard Leeuwenburgh as country general manager to replace Alun Jones who will leave the organisation by Jan 31.
Prior to joining UBM, Leeuwenburgh was attached with DMG events as VP for Asia, responsible for managing and growing the energy portfolio in the region. He’s had about 25 years in the industry and has worked for Jaarbeurs and VNU Exhibitions in various leadership roles.
"We are very excited to have Gerard on board,” said UBM Asia group managing director of ASEAN Business, M Gandhi. “I am confident that he will be an excellent addition to the ASEAN management team and able to share his wealth of experience and provide the necessary leadership to further build our business." Leeuwenburgh will report to Ian Roberts, regional executive director of ASEAN.
UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of UBM Asia which recently became a part of Informa PLC, a B2B information services group. The company has a portfolio of 30 trade events in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.