EVS Names Serge Van Herck New CEO
EVS, a provider of live video technology for broadcast and new media productions based in Belgium, today appointed Serge Van Herck CEO, to succeed Pierre De Muelenaere when the later retires later this year.
Van Herck is the former CEO and president of Newtec (2006-16), a Belgian based international company specialized in equipment and technologies for satellite communications. He holds an electromechanical engineering degree from the University of Ghent as well as a MBA degree from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium.
He has more than 25 years of management and board experience in the broadcast and satellite communications industry with companies such as Proximus, Accenture and Eutelsat. He has been a long-term board member for various national and international organizations, as well as industry and trade associations.
In 2008 he joined the WTA (World Teleport Association) and ESOA (the European Satellite Operator Association) as a Board Member. He also served as Board Member at VOKA (Flanders’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Agoria (Belgium’s largest employers’ organisation and trade association).
This appointment is effective immediately. Van Herck will report to the board of directors. De Muelenaere, chairman of the board, who has been CEO ad interim of the company since July 2018, will assist Van Herck until Dec. 31.
De Muelenaere, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Serge Van Herck as the new CEO of EVS. I’m convinced that his extensive CEO and broadcast market experience will be important assets for the future of EVS.”
Van Herck commented: ”I’m proud and grateful to be appointed as the new CEO of EVS which is a company with a great team and an impressive reputation in the market of Live Broadcast solutions. I’m joining EVS after a successful interim period of Pierre De Muelenaere and I’m very grateful that I will be able to rely on his experience in order to perform a smooth transition.”