Former Newtec boss Van Herck appointed as EVS chief executive

EVS has appointed the former boss of a satellite communications firm as its new chief executive, taking over from interim CEO Pierre De Muelenaere.

Serge Van Herck was most recently CEO at Newtec, a Belgian based company that specialises in equipment and technologies for the satellite communications sector.

Van Herck has more than 25 years of management and board experience in the broadcast and satellite communications industry, working with Proximus, Accenture and Eutelsat, among others.

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).

Van Herck replaces De Muelenaere who in turn had replaced Muriel De Lathouwer in July 2018. Following a transition period until the end of 2019, De Muelenaere will leave EVS to pursue “new projects”. De Muelenaere was previously chairman of the board of directors.

The appointment of InnoVision BV (represented by Serge Van Herck) as CEO is effective immediately. He will report to the Board of Directors.

Discussing his appointment, Van Herck said: ”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.”

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 great people and have given me excellent support.”

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