Igor Palka has been appointed managing director for VNU's regional office in the South East Asian region. Based in Bangkok, Igor Palka will be starting in this role on January 15, 2022. He succeeds Heiko M. Stutzinger, who recently became COO of Royal Jaarbeurs | VNU Group.
Igor Palka is a seasoned trade show executive with over 18 years of exhibition industry knowledge and leadership in Germany and South Asia. He spent most of his professional life with Messe Muenchen, where his career steps included the leadership of Messe Muenchen's subsidiaries in India as CEO and COO, serving as director for the Ceramitec portfolio as well as leading the standardisation of digital events. Most recently, he served as managing director of an international exhibition series in Berlin, Germany.
„We can guarantee a smooth transition and leadership excellence in the region.“
Albert Arp, CEO of Royal Jaarbeurs | VNU Group and chairman of the board of VNU Asia Pacific stated: "We are excited to welcome Igor to our team. With Igor's international experience, passion and broad knowledge of the exhibition industry, we can guarantee a smooth transition and a successful continuation of the business development and leadership excellence in the region."