President & CEO
Hervé Sedky oversees a business that curates more than 100 sector-leading exhibitions and events in North and South America each year (USA, Mexico and Brazil), from the motor show in São Paolo to the jewellery show in Las Vegas and the cutting edge culture series from the ReedPOP group. He serves as a member of the company’s Worldwide Board.
Hervé is a results-oriented leader who develops, grows and transforms global businesses while driving profits. His distinguished 20-year executive career at the American Express Company culminated in service as Senior Vice President and General Manager of American Express Business Travel, in which he guided the growth of a $1billion revenue business and served on American Express’ senior management team. As a solo entrepreneur backed by private equity, he took an active role in investing and advising travel related companies and hotels worldwide.
His business profile is complemented by a profound commitment to community development and the nonprofit sector. Hervé serves as the Vice-Chairman on the Board of the Children's Health Fund, on the board of WinIt, a CGI-member organisation, and a board member of the French Cultural Center/Alliance Française.
Hervé earned a B.S. in International Business Administration from Northeastern University and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program (PMD) at Harvard Business School.