(Photo caption: IFAT India – One of MMI’s leading events.)
MMI India Pvt. Ltd, the wholly owned subsidiary of Messe München GmbH, announced the new Acting CEOs. The Management Board of Messe München GmbH decided to establish a joint management responsibility for the time being. Ms. Katharina Schlegel as COO and Deputy CEO and Mr. Bhupinder Singh as CMO and Deputy CEO of MMI India will lead the company as “Acting CEO” jointly with each other. They are jointly fully in charge and in control of the company.
Mr. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München International and Chairman of the Board of Directors MMI India, said “In the present situation, it is not easy to continue with our daily business. However, with regard to the employees of MMI India and our partners in the Indian exhibition market it is more than necessary to give guidance in these turbulent times and ensure a continuity of the company´s management in the spirit of the late CEO. The Management Board of Messe Muenchen GmbH therefore has decided to establish a joint management responsibility for the time being”.
Ms. Katharina Schlegel assumed the responsibility as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in February 2014. Since starting at Messe München in February of 2009, Katharina Schlegel has set up and developed the division International Business Management. As Head of International Business Management for India, Turkey and South Africa, she has extensive experience in steering and coordinating the foreign subsidiaries of Messe München, as well as establishing new locations and developing existing one.
Mr. Singh has been part of MMI India Pvt. Ltd. since it was founded in 2007. He was promoted as the Deputy CEO of the company in May 2013. He has held a variety of positions in project management in which he developed and implemented concepts for trade fairs and exhibitions, among other topics.