has been appointed Executive Vice President – Commercial Development, Informa Markets
, effective January 4, 2021. In this newly created role, Duck will work across the global Informa Markets business, which spans 30+ international markets.
The Informa Markets business is made up of over 450 brands, including JEWELLERY & GEM FAIR, MARINTEC CHINA, FURNITURE CHINA, CBME, CPhI and HOTELEX, delivering event solutions through physical, digital and hybrid experiences, audience and media solutions that help customers reach targeted and qualified audiences, marketplace solutions, content and data.
Duck joined the business in 1994 and has worked in various leadership roles, focused on building up the company’s presence in the Asia region, especially in China and India, and expanding events into the Middle East and Africa. He founded and chaired the Asia, Middle East and Africa and Sustainability chapters for events industry body UFI, before spending 10 years overseeing the Cruise and Beauty verticals in the United States. Most recently, Duck has overseen Sinoexpo, and the Informa Markets Leather, Food, Building and Maritime products in Asia.