Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs|VNU Group appoints Heiko M. Stutzinger as Chief Operating Officer
New COO will succeed Peter van der Veer
Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1 October 2021 – Heiko M. Stutzinger has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Member of the Executive Board of international venue and event organizer Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs|VNU Group, as of December 1, 2021.
Based in the Jaarbeurs head office in Utrecht, Mr. Stutzinger will contribute to the organization’s ambitious post-pandemic growth strategy, which underpins the company’s commitment to sustainability, digital and technological innovation, employee wellbeing and overall business growth.
As COO, Stutzinger will be responsible for the Jaarbeurs’ high-profile national shows portfolio, guest and partner events, venue management and strategic business development. He will retain his current position as member of the Board of Directors of VNU Asia Pacific, as well as lead the VIV worldwide Agribusiness event series, currently staged in eight countries around the world.
Albert Arp, CEO of the Jaarbeurs|VNU Group: “We are thrilled to welcome Heiko. He joins us at an exciting and crucial moment, as we accelerate the implementation of our business strategy in response to the upcoming rapidly changing market. Over the past 18 months, the event and hospitality industry has been challenged by the global pandemic. Now it is time to push our business forward...
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