IT chief takes over theUBM helm from Lord Hollick

United Business Media has named David Levin, CEO of the technology company Symbian, as successor to Lord Hollick-its boss for 30 years.

Levin, 42, has worked in the Far East, Asia and Europe, and has experience of media markets from his time in executive positions at Euro money Insitutional Investor. He will take up the post from April next year.

CMPi, UBM’s business and professional publishing arm, produces magazines such as Music Week, Property Week and Building .

Lord Hollick, who is retiring, said: “I am impressed by David’s credentials and qualities. He is thoughtful, inspires confidence and has an impressive track record. I feel confident that he will continue to drive United to even greater heights, delivering strong shareholder value.”

Geoff Unwin, chairman of UBM, said the company had chosen Levin over strong internal candidates. He added: “David Levin has an impressive operational background coupled with a track record of strong strategic execution.

He also has extensive experience of international and media markets.”

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