JIME ESSINK

President, Asia

Jimé is President of Informa’s Global Exhibitions Division’s operations in Asia. He came to Informa Exhibitions from UBM with over 25 years’ experience in trade exhibitions and an extensive background in Asia events organisation. As President and Chief Executive Officer of UBM Asia, Jimé successfully established UBM as the leading event organiser in Asia, creating an events footprint that ranges from Hong Kong and China to Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, India, and Turkey. Prior to joining UBM in 2007, Jimé was the Chief Executive Officer of VNU Exhibitions Europe and President of VNU Exhibitions Asia. He also spent seven years as Managing Director of Miller Freeman Netherlands, which later became UBM EMEA. Jimé studied private and commercial law in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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