Worldwide Board members
Chief Executive Officer
Chet stepped into the global CEO role at the start of 2015 after serving nearly 11 years as President of the Americas for Reed Exhibitions. He has overseen the company’s aggressive move into Brazil and Mexico; the launch of Reed’s pop
culture group; implementation of a dynamic, value-led pricing model; and creation of a formal cross-border collaboration program that serves as both a training platform for staff and accelerator for international brand expansion.
Prior to joining Reed Exhibitions in 2004, Chet served as President and Chief Executive Officer, USA, for Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations agency. His background includes heavy emphasis on client service in the areas
of CEO reputation, corporate brands and consumer and business-to-business marketing. A former newspaper editor with trade journal experience, Chet holds a degree in political science and journalism from Baylor University.
Regional President Europe
Kumsal joined Reed Exhibitions in January 2016 and is responsible for managing European exhibitions. Before joining Reed Exhibitions, Kumsal was RELX Group’s Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for driving strategic initiatives, technology strategy and portfolio management and prior to that she held several operational and strategic roles with LexisNexis (another division of RELX Group). Kumsal also chairs the Technology Forum at RELX Group and is a NED at LSL Property Services plc. Prior to joining RELX Group in 2004, Kumsal spent several years at Bain & Company in their New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg and Sydney offices. Kumsal has an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with honors.
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.
Chief Technology Officer
Brian joined Reed Exhibitions in January 2017 as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for digital, data, and technology transformation. Prior to joining Reed Exhibitions, Brian worked at FedEx where he was responsible for online customer facing solutions including e-commerce, customer service, and sales globally. He has also led development teams in multiple industries including consumer electronics, telecommunications, photo manufacturing and healthcare. Brian earned a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa and a B.A. in History from University of California, Los Angeles.
Group Commercial Director
Adam joined Reed Exhibitions as Strategy and Business Development Director in September 2011 and was appointed Group Commercial Director effective 1 July 2013 with responsibility for global strategy, M&A and strategic partnerships.
Adam has worked within the energy and technology sectors in North America and Western Europe for over 18 years in a range of corporate development and strategy roles where he focussed on driving sustainable growth.
Regional President Asia North
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 173 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
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.
Global Human Resources Director
Richard joined Reed Exhibitions in April 2014 as Global Human Resources Director. Prior to this, Richard worked for TomTom where he led Human Resources across 35 countries. Richard has a strong track-record of implementing innovative
employee related programmes in a number of international businesses having worked for TomTom, Nokia (Symbian), Dell Computers and the Oracle Corporation.
Chief Operations 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. Prior to joining
Reed Exhibitions, Chris was a Senior Manager at Price Waterhouse.
Regional President The Americas (Latin America, USA)
Hervé Sedky oversees a business that curates more than 100 sector-leading exhibitions and events in North and South America each year, from the motor show in São Paolo to the jewellery show in Las Vegas and the cutting edge culture
series from the ReedPOP group. He serves as a member of the company’s Worldwide Board.
Hervé is a results-oriented leader who develops, grows and transforms global businesses while driving profits. His distinguished 20-year executive career at the American Express Company culminated in service as Senior Vice President and
General Manager of American Express Business Travel, in which he guided the growth of a $1billion revenue business and served on American Express’ senior management team. As a solo entrepreneur backed by private equity, he took an active
role in investing and advising travel related companies and hotels worldwide.
His business profile is complemented by a profound commitment to community development and the nonprofit sector. Hervé serves as the Vice-Chairman on the Board of the Children's Health Fund, on the board of WinIt, a CGI-member
organisation, and a board member of the French Cultural Center/Alliance Française.
Hervé earned a B.S. in International Business Administration from Northeastern University and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program (PMD) at Harvard Business School.