London, October 19
19 October 2016
David Wei appointed as Non-Executive Director
UBM plc, one of the world’s leading B2B event organisers, announces the appointment of David Wei as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 November 2016.
David is currently Chairman and Founding Partner of Vision Knight Capital, a private equity fund with investments in internet, e-commerce, consumer retail and B2B services. He is also a Non-executive Director of PCCW, the Chinese information and communications technology group, which he joined in 2012. As the former CEO of Alibaba.com, David oversaw the company’s IPO in Hong Kong and, between 2006 and 2011, led the organisation through a period of significant expansion. He joined Alibaba from Kingfisher plc where he was CEO, B&Q China.
Dame Helen Alexander, Chairman of UBM plc, said “I am delighted to welcome David to the Board of UBM. With his experience growing complex businesses in China as well as his strong digital and customer credentials, he will make a significant contribution as UBM implements its Events First strategy.”
Neither David Wei nor any connected person holds any interest in UBM securities.
There is no other additional information to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13R in relation to David Wei’s appointment.
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Notes to Editors – About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global B2B events organiser. Running over 350 events per year, UBM is the largest listed pure-play exhibitions organiser globally and the largest independent organiser in the US and China. We help businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 3,500 staff in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business, and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com; for UBM corporate news, follow us on Twitter at @UBM.