Pierre De Muelenaere, who has served as interim CEO since July 2018, will leave EVS for new projects effective January 1, 2020. He will assist Serge in his new role until then.
Serge Van Herck, who represents InnoVision BV, has been appointed CEO of EVS, effective immediately. Serge Van Herck will report to the Board of Directors. Pierre De Muelenaere, Chairman of the Board of Directors, who has served as CEO ad interim of the company since July 2018, will help Serge Van Herck execute a seamless transition. The transition period will last until the end of Pierre De Muelenaere’s role on 31 December 2019.
Dr. Pierre De Muelenaere, Chairman of the Board and CEO ad interim commented: “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.
“During my long mission of CEO ad interim, I have done my best to help EVS align the teams, improve the processes, boost the business and organise a more balanced Board of Directors with the arrival of Belfius and Ackermans & van Haaren as new shareholders. Many new initiatives have been started and will now be transferred to Serge, as well as all the files. All this will be completed by the end of this year.”
Serge Van Herck added: “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.”
Pygargue SPRL (represented permanently by Pierre De Muelenaere) has informed the company that it has decided to leave EVS on 31 December 2019, which is at the end of its long mission as CEO ad interim of the company. In order to be able to focus on new projects, it will resign on that date in its capacity of Chairman and member of the Board.
Pierre De Muelenaere commented: “I joined EVS as Chairman of the Board and the mission of CEO ad interim was not originally foreseen. So, in July 2018, I had to reorganise my time on very short notice and it has also been a very intense period since then. Leaving EVS will allow me to catch up for some of my other projects. The EVS project will remain an excellent souvenir. I have discovered a fantastic company and a great team and I’m proud of the work that I have done in the past 14 months with the EVS Management Team. They are a great team and have given me excellent support.”