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Messe Frankfurt Middle East appoints new MD

February 28, 2019

Simon Mellor will become the new Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Middle East from March, replacing Ahmed Pauwels, who is departing the company “for personal reasons”, as CMW reveals.

Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, commented, “We are delighted to have secured Simon Mellor for our subsidiary in the Middle East. He has many years of experience in trade fair management and has an excellent international network at his disposal, particularly in the Middle East. As well as this, Simon Mellor has extensive knowledge of the relevant industry sector and region and has close ties with key multipliers and venue operators.

“We are also confident that his extensive management experience and his work in the area of business development and in launching new events will be a tremendous asset. Our efforts were geared very specifically towards finding a person with experience in senior management and regional project expertise that would complement the talent and potential that we have built up in the region to date and take it to the next level.”

British-born Mellor has a wealth of experience to bring to his new role, having served as Managing Partner at Oak Tree Event Consultants; he has also held other senior roles at other organisations, including becoming President Middle East and Asia at dmg events. He has an Executive MBA from Hult International.

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