Serge Van HerckChief Executive Officer
Serge Van Herck (representing InnoVision BV) holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Ghent and an MBA degree from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium. Serge has more than 25 years of experience in the broadcast and satellite industry and over 10 years of experience as CEO, having worked for various market leading companies such as Newtec, Accenture and Belgacom (now Proximus). Before joining Newtec in 2003 he served for two years as Senior Manager in the Communications and High Tech practice of Accenture in Brussels. In 2003, he became Newtec’s Director Business Development for Asia and General Manager of Skyware, a former subsidiary of Newtec in Germany. He was appointed CEO and Chairman of the Board of Newtec on March 1st 2006 and left the company in 2017. He transformed and successfully grew the company from a regional niche player selling broadcast modulators to a widely recognized industry leader setting standards and selling complex satellite network solutions across the globe. In 2008, he joined the WTA (World Teleport Association) and ESOA (European Satellite Operator Association) as a board member. He also served as a board member at VOKA (Flanders' Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Agoria (Belgium's largest employers' organization and trade association).
Quentin GrutmanChief Customer Officer
Quentin Grutman (representing RCG srl), holds a degree in General and International Management from HEC-ULg in Liège and a Masters degree in General Management (CEPAC) from Solvay Business School in Brussels. Quentin has more than 20 years of international experience in the software and broadcast industry, among which over 10 years of executive management. Prior to joining EVS, Quentin worked for companies such as GE, Oracle and Heartbeat, in which he held various operations, sales and management positions in the UK, Ireland and Belgium. He joined EVS in 2010 to lead the EMEA sales and operations team, before moving to the US in 2015 as SVP for The Americas. During his tenure in 2 out of the 3 EVS commercial regions, Quentin demonstrated he has the right expertise, experience and energy to drive EVS towards its ambitious goals and strengthen relationships with its customers on a global scale, and he was therefore appointed Chief Customer Officer in 2020. In this capacity, he is responsible for global sales, customer acquisition, retention, and profitability. Under his leadership, we find all customer facing teams: Sales, Consultancy, Business Operations, Project Management and Customer Service.
Axel BlanckaertChief Technology Officer
Axel Blanckaert (representing Seremia SRL) is appointed CTO of EVS. He is in charge of all EVS' R&D activities, which are spread over 5 development centers. He oversees the hardware & software development teams, the quality control, and the innovation and product management teams. Before joining EVS in April 2016, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Elips, an European company delivering software and consulting services to life and pension insurance companies. Before Elips, he spent 15 years at Alcatel in different positions, including software developer and architect in Australia, and most recently Site Manager, Platform and Product Director at Alcatel-Lucent in Namur (200+ people). He has a degree in civil engineering (Communication – Electronic – Automation) from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve.
Nicolas BourdonChief Marketing Officer
Nicolas Bourdon (representing Ikaro SRL) is Chief Marketing Officer at EVS. After earning a Business Sciences degree from HEC Liege, Belgium, Nicolas spent six years as the Communications and Marketing Manager for the aviation company Sabena Technics in Brussels. He then joined EVS as Director of Marketing and Communications in October 2005. Over the past 15 years, Nicolas has directly contributed to today's positioning of EVS as a worldwide leader in the industry. As EVS' new CMO, Nicolas manages the global market solutions activities from ideation to market delivery. He is also responsible for overseeing the company's global marketing, learning and community management activities. Nicolas is also Board member of IABM (the association of the Broadcast & Media technology manufacturers) and was appointed President of Belgian Sports & Entertainment Technology Club of Agoria in early 2020.
Pierre MatelartChief People Officer
Pierre Matelart (representing M2C SRL) is appointed Chief People Officer at EVS. Pierre holds a postgraduate degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Liège, in addition to an Electrical Engineering degree. He has been part of EVS for over 13 years. Pierre started his career at Xerox in Zaventem where he served as Level 3 Support Engineer for 3 years, after which he had the opportunity to join EVS in the same role. When he was appointed VP Quality Assurance of a growing department, he implemented, with the support of the management, the Agile Transformation of EVS. This was a turning point for EVS, but also for Pierre’s career. Indeed, it is this major project and his proven management skills that led him to his current position. After several extensions of an ad interim assignment as Head of Human Resources, Pierre is now permanently appointed in the position of Chief People Officer. For 3 years now, he is also part of EVS’ Leadership Team. As of today, Pierre manages a team of nine coworkers, who bring a wide range of complementary skills and approaches to EVS' Human Resources department. Their common goal ? To keep the Human at the core of EVS development and transformation.