Peter Wanderydz (pictured) has announced he will be stepping down as CEO of Easyfairs Nordic after starting Easyfairs in the Nordic region 15 years ago.
He will be succeeded by Joachim Warnberg, who comes from a role as head of group vice president – strategy & transformation at facility services company ISS A/S in Copenhagen.
“These have been 15 exhilarating and thoroughly enjoyable years,” said Wanderydz. “I am immensely proud of what we have achieved, but now it’s time to hand over to new management and I warmly welcome Joachim. I will work very closely with him to ensure continuity and help him succeed in his mission.”
In addition to advising on operations in the Nordic Region, Wanderydz will act as a senior advisor for Easyfairs Group for the next two years, fulfilling specific missions.
Warnberg added:“I am looking forward to building on the success of Peter Wanderydz and the Easyfairs Nordic team and taking the organisation to the next level. One of my first priorities is to ensure a successful launch of our new venue on the outskirts of Gothenburg,” he said.
The Åby facility will offer 15,000sqm of indoor exhibition space. It is due to open at the start of 2019.
Easyfairs founder and group CEO Eric Everard concluded: “Joachim brings 20 years of experience as a senior executive in the service industry and his systematic, professional and reliable approach will be a great asset. I am confident that his analytical frame of mind will help further grow and optimise our operations in the Nordic Region.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Peter for his tireless efforts to build up the Easyfairs Nordic organisation. Peter is above all a great entrepreneur, who has embodied the Easyfairs spirit ever since we started out on our incredible journey. I look forward to working with him on group projects,” added Everard.