Reed Exhibitions today announced that Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein becomes the new CEO of Reed Exhibitions Germany in addition to his role as CEO of Reed Exhibitions Austria. He will continue to report to Dominic Feltham, Regional President, EMEA, Reed Exhibitions.
Hans-Joachim (‘Hajo’) Erbel, currently CEO Reed Exhibitions Germany, will leave the company together with CFO André Weijde at the end of the year.
"Hajo has done an outstanding job over the past 19 years and he, along with Andre, have helped reshaped the business to respond to the latest challenges of the exhibitions sector." said Dominic Feltham, President EMEA for Reed Exhibitions.
"Trade fairs such as FIBO, ALUMINIUM and Bar Convent Berlin have become fast-growing events in our portfolio and under his leadership these strong shows have been developed in other geographies outside Germany with great success. In 2019, Hajo also played a decisive role in the acquisition of Mack Brooks Exhibitions."
"Hajo’s insight and experience will be invaluable as he supports Benedikt and I over the coming months to ensure a smooth business transition. On behalf of Reed Exhibitions, I thank Hajo for all his efforts and contribution and wish him well in the future.”
"I also thank Andre, who has been with RELX since 1992. Over the past six years in Düsseldorf, he has played an important role to help build and grow our business and I wish him well in the future. Benedikt, Hajo and Andre will work closely together alongside Managing Director, Michael Freter, in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition for the business." stated Feltham.
Commenting on the appointment of Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein, Dominic Feltham said, “With Benedikt at the helm, we have a terrific next generation leader to help us take the steps necessary to ensure that our business thrives in the future. We will become more nimble, more efficient and better equipped to leverage technology and innovation-led solutions than ever before.”
Press release [doc | 233 kb]
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Photo Michael Freter [jpg | 195 kb]