ASM Global is increasing its footprint in the Asia Pacific region with the announcement of new regional headquarters in Singapore with plans to grow its overall operations in the region.
ASM Global Singapore will have a joint leadership team of Executive Vice President Operations Paul Sergeant, OBE, a 30-year venue management industry leader who has been with ASM Global for three years and Ed Sanderson as executive vice president of venue development, which ensures understanding of the Asia business environment, with 20 years of commercial and operational experience in venues and facilities across Asia, most recently with Populous. The two are expected to take up their roles in Singapore by the end of the year.
“We believe that this part of the world is ready for a phase of robust growth and we’re investing in personnel and plans to ensure we’re at the forefront of a significant growth curve,” ASM Global Chief Executive Officer and President Ron Bension said.
ASM Global APAC Chairman and Chief Executive Harvey Lister cited the under-construction Kai Tak Sports Park, considered the most important sports infrastructure in Hong Kong; the recently unveiled Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center and six future arenas to be managed by ASM Global in the region as examples of the area’s vast potential.
“This is an exciting development and reinforcement of the importance of this region to our organization and the expansion of our regionally based business activities,” Lister said. “Having our ASM Global APAC industry professionals like Paul and Ed on the ground will bring a wealth of local knowledge and experience to our operations.”