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Informa Markets ASEAN MD steps down after two decades

Margaret Ma Connolly takes the helm, supported by Chris Kilbee.

The global exhibition organiser continues to grow its ASEAN portfolio, confirmed events for 2021 include Malaysia International Furniture Fair in March, and Intermach Thailand in May.
The global exhibition organiser continues to grow its ASEAN portfolio, confirmed events for 2021 include Malaysia International Furniture Fair in March, and Intermach Thailand in May.

Global exhibition organiser Informa Markets has announced a leadership reshuffle following the departure of M. Gandhi, who will be stepping down as group managing director & senior vice president of the ASEAN business. He helmed this position for more than 20 years.

Taking over the company's business in Southeast Asia is Margaret Ma Connolly, current Asia president & CEO, supported by Chris Kilbee, executive director, ASEAN. The move is another step forward for Connolly, who only assumed her CEO position in January this year.

"We are grateful for Gandhi's contributions in building up Informa Markets' business in Southeast Asia over the years, which combined together with our extensive portfolio in Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, makes us a leader in Asia," said Connolly.

The brand's presence in Asia comprises more than 230 trade events held annually across 12 countries, covering sectors such as furniture, food and hospitality, energy, beauty and cosmetics, and machinery. Some ASEAN events include the Malaysia International Furniture Fair in March 2021, and Intermach Thailand in May 2021.


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