Comexposium Group has announced that Simon Foster (at right) has been appointed as chief executive officer as of August 2017. At that time, Renaud Hamaide will transition from CEO to executive chairman. Simon will lead the Comexposium Group strategic development and implementation across the Globe, managing existing products and teams, optimizing products’ performance, as well as overseeing new business launches and acquisitions integration. All division managing directors in France and regional CEOs in the US and in APAC will report to him. Simon will also manage HR, Business Solutions, Operations and Strategy & Integration teams.
Renaud Hamaide will focus on his role as executive chairman, including: defining and steering the Group Strategy with Simon and the Board, managing Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as overseeing Investors Relations and Institutional Relations. Simon will report to Renaud.
Hamaide, said “I am delighted to welcome Simon Foster as a CEO of Comexposium. Simon and I have known each other for a long time and have a strong and positive relationship. His decision to join Comexposium is positive recognition of the growth and potential of Comexposium. Personally, I look forward to working with him and benefiting from his experience and expertise in the business.”
Commenting on his new appointment Simon Foster said, “I am pleased to be joining Comexposium to lead and continue the exciting development of the business. I am looking forward to working closely with my friend and esteemed colleague, Renaud Hamaide, to build on the existing strategy of developing Comexposium to become the leading French global exhibition business.”
Simon’s arrival will be key in delivering the Group Strategy to:
· Accelerate the international development
· Create a truly globally structured business, to sustain the development
· Evolve the Group’s value proposition in a challenging environment
· Continue to drive improvement in the operational structure and approach to drive growth.
The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world’s leading event organizers, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors, including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. Comexposium hosts more than 3 million visitors and 45,000 exhibitors in 26 countries around the world. Comexposium operates across 30+ global economic growth zones, such as: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA.