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Leadership changes for BCD M&E across EMEA and UK

CHICAGO – January 30, 2020 – After announcing that Bruce Morgan has taken the role of COO for the company, BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has implemented several key leadership changes within the regions of EMEA and the UK, having recently been separated into two distinct regions.

The following appointments have been made as the company continues to execute a three-year strategic growth plan focused on creating the most value for customers through innovative and best-in-class products and services that drive business results through human connection.

Helen McCabe has been named Managing Director, UK. Having been with BCD M&E for 28 years, McCabe possesses a deep understanding of the business across multi-functional areas. She will manage leaders in the UK from all lines of business including Event Solutions & Sports, Meetings Management & Life Sciences and Venue Search.

Mikael Ek has been named Managing Director, EMEA. Ek has a varied background in the M&E sector including Events agency management in multiple EMEA markets, market leadership in the Meetings Management sector and regional leadership with P&L management experience, bringing strong commercial and client-facing skills to the role. Most recently, Ek was the Commercial Lead for American Express GBT’s Global Client Group and Head of Global Deal Consulting.

Geert Jan Jongeneel, previously CFO and MD EMEA, will continue to be global CFO and intensify his focus in targeting acquisitions.

“These leadership updates position us to strategically grow, align and refine our business by delivering products and services that are driven by our customers’ specific needs,” said Morgan. “Our focus on quality and consistent service globally is at the top of our agenda. I’m confident Helen and Mikael will provide the right leadership to ensure BCD M&E continues being the agency of choice.”

About BCD Meetings & Events

BCD Meetings & Events is a world-leader in crafting digital and live experiences that connect organizations with the people that matter most. At BCD M&E, we create human connection by uniting emotion and action to change behavior. With more than 35 years of expertise spanning event design and strategic meetings management, our global network and custom solutions focus on fostering moments that engage and inspire action. Our passion behind the power of an experience shows in the fun we have while unleashing it. BCD Meetings & Events is an independently managed operating company of BCD Group and a subsidiary of BCD Travel. For more information, visit

About BCD Travel

BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 106 countries with a global client retention rate of 97%, the highest in the industry. For more information, visit