Emerald Expositions

Kosty Gilis

Chairman of the Board
Member of Compensation Committee
Member of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee

Kosty has been a member of the Board and Charman since Onex acquired Emerald Expositions in June of 2013. He is a Managing Director of Onex, a Toronto-based private equity firm, with responsibility for the firm’s industrials and business services activities.  He has been involved in Onex’ acquisition and monetization of Allison Transmission and Tomkins plc (including Gates Corporation) and the investment in Emerald Expositions and Emerald’s purchase of GLM. He currently serves on the boards of Allison and Emerald.  Prior to joining Onex in 2004, Mr. Gilis worked at Willis Stein & Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm and was a management consultant at Bain & Company in the firm’s Toronto, Canada and Johannesburg, South Africa offices. 

Kosty holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S., Economics (Magna Cum Laude) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.