EVS Names Serge Van Herck CEO
EVS has appointed Serge Van Herck, former president of Newtec, to the role of CEO. Dr. Pierre De Muelenaere, chairman of the Board of Directors, who has served as interim CEO since July 2018, will help Van Herck execute a seamless transition during a period that will last until Jan. 1.
Van Herck is the former CEO and president of Newtec (2006–16), a Belgium-based international company specializing in equipment and technologies for satellite communications. He holds an degree in electromechanical engineering from the University of Ghent as well as an MBA 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 such companies as Proximus, Accenture, and Eutelsat. He has been a long-term board member for various national and international organizations, as well as for 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’ organization and trade association).
De Muelenaere says he is very pleased to welcome 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.”
Adds Van Herck, ”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 the successful interim period of 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 (permanent representative of De Muelenaere) has informed EVS that he has decided to leave the company on Dec. 31, which is at the end of his long mission as CEO ad interim. In order to be able to focus on new projects, he will resign in his capacity of chairman and member of the board.
“I joined EVS as chairman of the board, and the mission of CEO ad interim was not originally foreseen,” says De Muelenaere. “In July 2018, I had to reorganize 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 on 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 an excellent support.”