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Baselworld / MCH CEO steps down following Swatch Group withdrawal from Baselworld 2019

| By Xavier Markl | 1 min read |
On the Road to Baselworld 2018

Less than a week after Swatch Group announced it would not be participating in  Baselworld 2019, MCH Group (the company operating Baselworld) has issued a press release announcing that the “Board of Directors of MCH Group and CEO René Kamm have reached the joint and mutual conclusion that the time has come for a change in the operational leadership of MCH Group in view of the fundamental transformation phase in business operations”.

In May, MCH named Michel Loris-Melikoff as the head of Baselworld following the resignation of longstanding managing director, Sylvie Ritter and the challenges posed to Baselworld following the withdrawal of numerous exhibitors and increasing criticism regarding the organisation.

Michel Loris-Melikoff
Michel Loris-Melikoff

CEO René Kamm came under pressure after Swatch Group announced that it would no longer exhibit at Baselworld. Ulrich Vischer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, will adopt responsibility for the Group’s operational activities until the appointment of a successor to René Kamm.

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