Worldwide Board members
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Chairman & CEO
Mike Rusbridge's exhibition industry career spans 30 years, taking him from sales executive with Clapp and Poliak (1978) to Managing Director of Cahners Exhibitions Ltd (1982), President of Reed Exhibitions Europe and Asia (1994) and Chairman of Reed Exhibitions worldwide (1996). In 2000 he oversaw Reed Exhibitions' successful acquisition of Miller Freeman Europe to create the world's largest exhibition organiser.
Regional President Europe South (REF France, Italy, Morocco)
A former entrepreneur in exhibition organization Louis joined the Blenheim Group in 1992 and was appointed in 1994 General Manager of its Industry, Environment and Services Division. Following Blenheim’s acquisition by Miller Freeman (UBM) he became Managing Director of the new French UBM branch in 1996. In 1997, he was appointed UBM Managing Director, Miller Freeman Continental Europe and in 1998 Chairman and CEO of Miller Freeman France. Miller Freeman Europe was taken over by Reed Exhibitions in 2000 and Louis became President Europe South and a member of Reed Exhibitions' Worldwide Board.
Regional President Asia Pacific (Australia, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau)
Paul Beh joined Reed Exhibitions as its President of Asia Pacific in 1996. Prior to joining Reed, Paul was the Managing Director of a regional publishing firm and before that, a Commercial Manager with Singapore Airlines.
Regional President The Americas (Latin America, USA)
Chet joined Reed Exhibitions in early 2004 from Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations agency. He has broad experience in strategic plan development for a wide variety of companies and industries. He also has experience of acquisitions, strategic alliances and has developed new lines of business and products. Chet is a graduate of Baylor University and started his career in journalism before moving into public relations. He lives in Connecticut, USA with his wife Marcy and their son.
Regional President CEE (Austria, Germany, Russia, UK, MIDEM)
Andrew joined the Worldwide Board of Reed Exhibitions as Group IT Director in November 1996. In January 2003, Andrew took on the responsibility for RX’s business in Germany and Austria and then in 2007 the additional responsibility for RX’s business in Russia. In 2010, the UK and Travel business was added to Andrew’s portfolio and in 2013 RX MIDEM. Andrew also has responsibility for the Energy and Travel global groups on the Worldwide Board. Prior to joining Reed, Andrew worked for several large UK based companies with responsibility for IT. For one of these companies he was also responsible for Marketing and Customer Service.
Regional President Asia North (Japan, Korea)
Tad Ishizumi started Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd in 1986. Under his leadership, the company has grown into the largest exhibition organizer in Japan with a portfolio of 94 exhibitions, most of which are leading events in their respective industries. Tad is a well-known speaker in the Japanese exhibition industry and has been invited as keynote speaker at numerous government meetings, association meetings including IAEE, AFECA (Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations), JETRO and many other industry gatherings. In 2007, Tad published a book to increase the understanding of the importance of the exhibition industry by the political world, and the government and business communities in Japan. He is the elected Chairman of the Japan Exhibition Association, Japan’s largest exhibition industry association, since May 2009, and is widely recognized for his active and effective promotion of the exhibition industry.
Regional President – Turkey, India and Middle East and Managing Director of International Sales Group
Dan joined Reed Exhibitions Australia in 1998. He previously worked for Akzo Nobel Chemicals as a Commercial Director and prior to that with ICI Explosives. Dan joined Reed Exhibitions as Group Director overseeing both B2B and B2C events prior to his appointment as Managing Director for Reed Exhibitions Australia. He has spent 3 years in Beijing as the President of Reed Exhibitions Greater China and was later appointed to the role of Managing Director – ISG and Global Head of Sales working from London. Apart from his regional responsibilities in Turkey, India and the Middle East he continues to oversee Reed Exhibitions’ export division (ISG) which serves several thousand exporting companies each year globally. Dan is a graduate from both the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney.
Chief Financial Officer
Chris Rees joined Reed Exhibitions in 1993 as Finance Director, Europe. He assumed additional responsibility for Asia in 1994 and in 1996 was appointed Global Finance Director for Reed Exhibitions worldwide. In his 20+ years with Reed Exhibitions, Chris has at various points also assumed responsibility for commercial aspects of the business such as International Sales, IT and e-Business. Since joining RX, Chris has reported directly to Mike Rusbridge. Prior to joining Reed Exhibitions, Chris was a Senior Manager at Price Waterhouse.