The Management Board of Messe München appoints Bhupinder Singh as its new CEO in India

by Shrutee K/DNS

Messe München has appointed Bhupinder Singh as its new CEO for its subsidiary, Messe München India. The experienced exhibition professional will be taking over as CEO from May 2016 onwards, along with the COO and joint Member of the Management Board of MMI India Pvt Ltd, Igor Palka, both reporting to the Board of Directors of the company. Katharina Schlegel, subsequent to her successful stint and strong contribution as CFO & COO will be leaving the company and will take over new responsibilities within Messe München Group. Mr. Singh (37) holds a degree in Economics from Delhi University, a post-graduate in Business Administration and a further post-graduate in Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management in Calicut. 

During the past 14 years, Mr. Singh has held various positions within the exhibition industry with a focus on project management, business development and strategic planning and implementation. He has been part of Messe München India since its foundation in 2007 and most recently held the position of CMO and Member of the Management Board. Stefan Rummel, Managing Director at Messe München: “In his 8 years at Messe München India, Mr. Singh has effortlessly assimilated into the culture and ethos of our company. 

His experience in the business and his proven track record puts him in the perfect position to accelerate the pace of our business objectives in India.” “I am humbled and at the same time excited by the opportunity that has been given to me by the Board. I look forward to working with MMI India’s team and my management colleague Mr. Palka, who are as committed as I am to continue acquiring every growth opportunity. I am also deeply grateful to my management colleague Ms. Katharina Schlegel who has jointly steered the company to this strong position and she will continue to be an enduring source of wisdom ahead and we wish her all the very best for future, said Mr. Singh. 

About Messe München India As part of its international strategy, Messe München founded its own affiliated company in India with a registered office in Mumbai, in September 2007. Messe München India has been founded to provide Messe München with timely and competent organisational support for its increasing involvement in India. The trade fairs organized by Messe München India are analytica Anacon India, electronica India, productronica India, drink technology India, LASER World of PHOTONICS India, Intersolar India, India Lab Expo, IFAT India and Indian Ceramics. In the coming years Messe München India will include more verticals keeping in mind its international expansion strategy.


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