Ruth Carter is founder and Chief Executive Officer of UBM Conferences, a division of UBM plc. Since 2006, Ruth has led the growth of UBM’s conference business, leading its expansion in key geographies including Europe and the US as well as establishing operations in China, India and Brazil. Ruth has been in the conference business for nearly 20 years and has been responsible for events across a wide range of sectors.
Ruth joined UBM from EMAP where she was Managing Director of EMAP Conferences, a business she launched and, over her seven 7 year tenure, grew into a successful and highly respected conference business. She learnt her conference trade with IIR, based in both the UK and North America.
Ruth is a non-executive director of UBM’s largest live events division, UBM Live. She is a member of two Board committees: the first oversees UBM Live’s activities in the emerging markets and the second guides the business’s continuing geographic expansion. Working across a number of UBM’s businesses, Ruth also directs UBM’s European Audience and Data Group.
Ruth is a regular speaker at events, reflecting her long-standing involvement with the conference industry and her role as a founder member of Europe’s Conference Industry Group. She also provides coaching to senior executives both within UBM and in other companies.
Ruth holds a degree in music from Trinity College of Music, London; a qualification that adds little value to her day-to-day work activities.
Ninan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of PR Newswire in February 2009. Ninan was Chief Commercial Officer of Worldspan, the worldwide travel information, e-commerce and service provider to travel suppliers, agencies and corporations. Prior to Worldspan, Mr Chacko spent more than 13 years with Sabre Holdings, a leading supplier of distribution and technology solutions to the travel industry and Sabre’s former owner, AMR Corp. A native of Malaysia, Mr Chacko was educated in Asia, Europe and the United States, earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas.
Jime took up his post as Chief Executive Officer of CMP Asia, now UBM Asia, in November 2007. Jime has long experience of leading and growing B2B media businesses in emerging and developed markets throughout Asia and Europe. He joined UBM from VNU Exhibitions where he worked since 1999. Based in Shanghai as CEO of VNU Exhibitions Asia, Jime was responsible for VNU's portfolio of more than 20 Asian exhibitions which serve a wide range of B2B and consumer markets. In 2006 he was appointed CEO of VNU Exhibitions Europe and President of VNU Exhibitions Asia, spending a week a month in China. Before joining VNU, Jime also spent seven years as managing director of Miller Freeman Netherlands (now part of UBM Live), organiser of among others the Pharmaceutical and Food Ingredients events.
Simon was appointed CEO of UBM Live in July 2008. He was appointed Managing Director and to the Board of UBM International Media (subsequently merged in to UBM Live) in March 2006 having been General Manager & Group Director of the business’s Ingredients Division since September 2003. Prior to that, Simon managed many of CMPi's leading magazines and events. A qualified marketer, Simon has been with UBM since 1998. He joined UBM after a broad ranging career in marketing, sales and PR. In November 2012 Simon also took on the role of CEO of UBM Built Environment following its merger with UBM Live.
Caroline Jackson Levy joined UBM in 2005 becoming Managing Director of UBM Awards in 2009, having expanded rapidly the size and scale of the division to include the successful launch and management of some of the highest profile business to business ceremonies in the UK, including The National Business Awards.
In 2011, Caroline was made Chief Executive of UBM Awards and partnerships - expanding the role to build new events through partnerships, particularly outside the UK. The success of her business, she says, comes from the team's ability to deliver exceptional events which delight on the night, but which, at their core, fulfill real business objectives for sponsors and guests and deliver real value, far beyond the ceremony.
Caroline began her career in advertising and sponsorship with the UK national press, and has also worked in the public sector - latterly as the head of internal communications for the Department of Health. A trained opera singer and then radio presenter, Caroline coaches senior executives and politicians in public speaking.
Caroline is a non-executive member of the UBM Live Board - where she holds Board responsibility for Communication, and is business mentor and coach to several senior managers both within and outside UBM. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, visiting lecturer in hospitality for the University of Westminster, and she sits on a Diversity Working Group chaired by the Baroness Verma of Leicester.
Caroline is a regular public speaker, interviewer, blogger and writer with a particular interest in integrating entrepreneurial thinking into corporate environments.
Paul was appointed Chief Executive Officer of UBM Tech in May 2012. Paul was previously CEO of UBM Electronics and UBM Canon (Publishing) following the acquisition of Canon Communications LLC. UBM Electronics was formed by the merger of UBM’s EE Times Group with the Canon Communications electronics business. Prior to this, Paul was CEO of UBM’s EE Times Group, a global leader in media and marketing services for the electronics industry.
Paul joined UBM in 1991, holding a number of management positions throughout Europe and North America. From 1986 to 1991 he worked for Reed Business Information in various sales and management positions. Paul has led the expansion of the UBM's electronics business into China, Japan, India, Brazil, Korea and Taiwan over the past decade.
Paul graduated in the UK with a B.A. (Hons) in Communication Studies and graduated from Chartered Institute of Marketing with a Diploma in Marketing and recently was awarded Associate Member status of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACiM).
Sally was appointed Chief Executive Officer of UBM Connect in May 2012. Prior to that appointment, Sally was CEO of UBM Medica US. UBM Connect brings together UBM's US healthcare business (UBM Medica US) and UBM Canon's online and print brands as well as a number of other smaller business units.
Sally joined UBM in 1988 and held successive positions in marketing, sales and management. Sally has led UBM Medica US's successful transition from a print-based publishing business to its position as one of the leading digital marketing services businesses serving the US healthcare market.
Sally is a graduate of UBM's Business Leaders Programme (2001 & 2011) and has completed executive development courses with Harvard Business School and Cornell University. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. (Summa Cum Laude, Honors) in Social Science following being educated in Italy and Germany.
In May 2013, Sally was appointed Executive Vice President, Group People & Culture Director, succeeding Jennifer Duvalier. Sally takes up her post in July 2013.
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