Messe MÃ¼nchen has appointed Bhupinder Singh as its new CEO for its subsidiary, Messe MÃ¼nchen 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 MÃ¼nchen 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 MÃ¼nchen 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 MÃ¼nchen: â€œIn his 8 years at Messe MÃ¼nchen 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.â€
â€œI 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 Indiaâ€™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.