Joop Janssen departs as EVS MD and CEO
At a meeting on October 10 2014, the Board of Directors and Joop Janssen mutually agreed to end the term of the office and duties of Joop Janssen, managing director and CEO of EVS, due to differences in view about the implementation of the company’s long term strategy. This agreement is effective as of October 14 2014, although EVS says Janssen remains available as an advisor, allowing for a smooth transition.
“The entire Board of Directors would like to thank Joop Janssen for his work during the past two years. Under his leadership, the structure of EVS has been strengthened and professionalised, enabling the company to further grow in its four key markets: Sports, Entertainment, News and Media,” said Pierre Rion, chairman of the Board of Directors of EVS.
The Board of Directors has launched the search for a new CEO. Muriel De Lathouwer, currently a member of the Board of Directors of EVS, chairing the Strategy Committee, is appointed as the President of the Executive Committee on an interim basis. “I have great confidence in Muriel De Lathouwer’s capacities to perform this task, in close cooperation with the management team in place,” Rion added.
During her career, Muriel De Lathouwer worked for Accenture, was Associate Principal at McKinsey and a member of the Executive Committee at Base (KPN). She is an Engineer from ULB (University of Brussels) and holds an MBA from INSEAD.