Tarsus Group Hires Two Executives in Asia Division

October 24, 2016

Tarsus Group has appointed Mark Temple-Smith as CEO Asia. Temple-Smith has more than 20 years’ experience in the global exhibitions industry and has led and developed successful businesses in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Temple-Smith will be joining Tarsus from ITE Group plc, where he is Regional Director for Asia. During the past four and a half years, he has grown ITE’s Asian business from start-up to some 50 exhibitions and over 400 employees in India, South East Asia and China.

Prior to joining ITE in 2012 Temple-Smith was a member of the management team at Canon Communications LLC. He is expected to join Tarsus early in 2017.

Tarsus also is pleased to announce that Peter Massey has been promoted to CEO Southeast Asia.

Temple-Smith joined Tarsus in 2012 as business development director. In his new role, Massey will be working with our partners in the region to help drive our business forward.

Tarsus’ portfolio in Southeast Asia has grown dramatically in the last few years and, in the medium-term, the Group expects its revenues from this region to double and comprise some 10 percent of Group revenues.

Douglas Emslie, Tarsus Group plc group managing director, said: “I am delighted that Mark has agreed to join Tarsus at this exciting time for the group in Asia. The region is a key component of our ‘Quickening the Pace’ strategy and I am sure that under Mark and Peter’s leadership our business will continue to grow strongly.”

He added, “We are pivoting the Group towards Asia, where we currently generate approximately 18% of our business. We hope to build this to 30% over the medium-term, both organically and via bolt-on acquisitions. I look forward to working with both Mark and Peter on this next phase in Tarsus’ development in the region.”

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