Our management team

Our management team comes from many different backgrounds but approach their work with real energy and passion, bringing vital experience to our operations. They guide our company in our quest to achieve our two goals: to achieve top-tier financial performance and make Hyve India Private Limited a great place to work.
Manager Gordon Payne

Gordon Payne, Regional Director, Asia

Gordon Payne is responsible for all operations in Asia and has been with Hyve since February 2017. He has 20+ years of senior leadership experience in major business media companies including UBM (now Informa Markets) where he led their highly successfully business in Amsterdam for eight years. Prior to Hyve, Gordon worked with Mark Shashoua on the acclaimed transformation of emap connect into i2i Events Group where he focused on creating the critical international dimension to the business that drove much of i2i’s growth. Gordon has worked extensively in China, India, Latin America, Middle East, USA and Europe and currently lives in Hong Kong.

Manager Gaurav Sood

Gaurav Sood, General Manager - India

Gaurav Sood is responsible for management of Hyve’s business in India and has been with Hyve since May 2020. He has spent 20 years in the exhibition and events industry managing profit centers, strategic consulting and business development. In his previous assignment Gaurav worked with numerous US based associations helping them create their market entry strategy and setting up operations in India. Immediately prior to Hyve, Gaurav worked with our joint venture business in India as a member of the leadership team focused on operational management of the business in addition to governance and compliance. Gaurav has worked across industry sectors during his career including healthcare, engineering, construction, interiors, beauty and fitness to name a few.

Manager Gagan Sahni

Mr Gagan Sahni is the Director- Business Development at Hyve India. He has experience of more than 19 years in the Indian exhibition industry in a number of senior management positions. He is the prime architect of the brand Paperex and has managed 17 prestigious specialised events during his career in industries such as Pulp & Paper, Construction, Food Processing, Education, Environment, Minerals & Metals, Mining, Packaging, Travel & Tourism.


This Leading business event will help to explore the needs of Indian Paper Industry in its efforts to be a part of global market. The expo will surely prove to be a business platform to link paper units to the industry .I extend my best wishes to all the participants, delegates and organizers for the success of the events. Prikko Molkentin –Matilainen, President and CEO, Paper Engineers' Association