Board of Directors
The members of the Board of Directors are appointed for a term between 1 and 4 years. Decisions are taken by a majority vote. The members are provided with various documents at each Board meeting or these are enclosed with the notification of the meeting: these documents include reports, financial results, investment documents and other papers relating to the items on the agenda.
The Board meets between 6 and 8 times a year and discussed the following matters: R&D and product developments, monitoring subsidiaries, buyback of treasury shares and market animation, business updates, the budgets, examining acquisition and partnership projects, preparing press releases and preparation of General Meetings, renewal of Directors’ mandates and appointment of new ones.
The Board has created three committees to help him in its different missions: an audit committee, a remuneration committee and a strategic committee. The final decision remains a collective of the Board of Directors.
|Patrick Tillieux||Chairman, Independent Director||2015|
|Michel Counson||Managing Director||1994|
|Muriel De Lathouwer, representing MucH SPRL||Managing Director & CEO||2013|
|Martin De Prycker, representing InnoConsult bvba||Independent Director||2016|
|Chantal De Vrieze, representing 7 Capital sprl||Independent Director||2017|
|Patricia Langrand, representing MMBu||Independent Director||2017|
|Christian Raskin||Independent Director||2010|
|Freddy Tacheny||Independent Director||2013|
|Yves Trouveroy||Independent Director||2011|
Patrick Tillieux - Chairman of the Board
Patrick Tilleux is an independent Director since November 2015. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of EVS since May 2016. He is a non-Executive Director in various companies: Euronews (France), PLAY Telecom (Poland), Ceske Radiokomunikace (Czech Republic), Towercom (Slovakia) and Brussels Airport (Belgium). Between 2012 and 2014, he served as Director & CEO of Red Bee Media Ltd. (global broadcast and media services provider, now part of Ericsson), driving and operating a strategic turnaround and a successful financial restructuring of the company. He was Chief Operating Officer and a Member of Executive Board at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG between 2007 and 2009. From 2001 to 2007, he held various executive functions within the SBS group (CEO of SBS Belgium, CEO of SBS Nederland and lastly CEO of SBS Broadcasting Europe). Before that, he occupied executive functions within different broadcasters, including Eurosport, TF1, RTL Nederland, CANAL+ Holland and CANAL+ Flanders. He holds a M. Sc. in civil engineering and a M. Sc. in industrial administration from the University of Leuven (Belgium).
Michel Counson - Managing director
CTO Hardware and Managing Director of the company, Michel COUNSON graduated from the “Institut Electronique” in Liège in 1982. He started his career as a Hardware Engineer with TECHNIQUE DIGITAL VIDEO S.A. in 1983 before founding his own company, VIDEO SYSTEM ENGINEERING S.P.R.L., in 1986 which used to work in partnership with EVS on numerous projects. The two companies merged in 2000.
Muriel De Lathouwer - Managing Director & CEO
Muriel De Lathouwer is the Managing Director & CEO of EVS since 2014 and a member of its Board of Directors since 2013. Before joining EVS, Muriel De Lathouwer spent almost 20 years in the telecom, high tech, IT and media industries. She started her career as IT consultant at Accenture followed by seven years at McKinsey, where she became Associate Principal and advised major cable and telecom operators, as well as media and high tech companies around the world. Most recently, Muriel De Lathouwer was the Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the executive committee of the Belgian mobile telecom operator BASE. She is an Engineer in Nuclear Physics (ULB, Brussels), and holds an MBA from Insead (Paris).
Martin De Prycker - Independent Director
Martin De Prycker (representing InnoConsult bvba) has been appointed as Board Observer of EVS in November 2015. He is Independent Director of EVS since May 2016. He is Managing Partner at Qbic Fund (an interuniversity fund supporting spin-off companies in Belgium) and Managing Director at Innoconsult (consultancy firm specialized in Innovation Management and ICT solutions). Between 2009 and 2013, he was Founder & CEO of Caliopa (a startup in silicon photonics allowing the transport of hundreds of Gbps on optical fiber). Between 2002 and 2009, he was CEO of Barco (display hardware and software manufacturer based in Belgium). Under his leadership, he focused and made the company grow in markets using displays, and spinning off the non-core product lines. Prior to that, he was CTO and member of the Executive Committee of Alcatel-Lucent. Before becoming CTO of Alcatel-Lucent, he was responsible for establishing Alcatel-Lucent’s worldwide market leadership in the broadband access market. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Proximus, Newtec (Belgian company designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications), Anteryon, Track4C and Venture Spirit. Mr De Prycker holds a Ph.D in Computer Sciences, a M.Sc. in Electronics from the University of Ghent, as well as a MBA from the University of Antwerp.
Chantal De Vrieze - Independent director
Chantal De Vrieze (permanently representing 7 Capital sprl) is CEO of Altran Belgium and Luxembourg since October 2016. She started her career in 1984 at AGFA, then Banque Van Breda, where she gained a solid background in Sales and Marketing. Between 2003 and 2015, she successively served as Sales Director, Managing Director of Econocom Benelux and a member of the Board of Directors of Econocom Group (European provider of B2B digital solutions). In June 2015, she became Country Manager of Altran Belgium (international consulting group for innovation and advanced engineering). She is graduated in law from the University of Ghent. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Axa Belgium, Guberna (Belgian Institute of Directors) and Agoria, and a member of the FEB Strategic Committee.
Patricia Langrand - Independent director
Patricia Langrand (permanently representing MMBu) is currently Managing Director of her own consulting firm MMBu. She started her career with France Telecom, where she held several positions including Strategic Marketing Director. From 1996 to 1999, she was Assistant Director of Consumer Electronics, Audiovisual, Networks and Telecom for the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry. In 1999, she became Chief Digital Officer & Chief Technical Officer of Canal + Group. At the end of 2002, she joined the Executive Committee of Orange as CEO of the Group's Digital Media & Entertainment activities. From 2009 to 2015, she was Executive Vice-President of Steria Group (leading European Digital Services Company), in charge of innovation, business development, marketing and communication. She is graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (X- Paris) and Telecom ParisTech.. She is also a member of the National Digital Advisory Board (France)
Christian Raskin - Independent director
Christian Raskin was a member of the Board of Management of Draka Holding, one of the largest cable companies in Europe. Before this, he led the fiber optics activities and the Dutch and French subsidiaries. In 1984, he cofounded Zetes Industries (now listed on Euronext Brussels). He holds a Bachelor of Economics from UCL in Belgium. He is a Director Oman Cable Industries (listed on the market of Mascate) and of two private tech companies in Belgium. He is an independent Director on the Board of EVS.
Freddy Tacheny - Independent director
Mr. Tacheny is Managing Director of Zelos, a company he founded in 2012, active in the organization of sporting events and in advising stakeholders in the media and sport worlds. Zelos is notably taking care of a MotoGP® team and different professional sport teams (such as Spirou de Charleroi, the Sharks of Antibes or Verviers-Pepinster in basketball). He started at IP (the advertising arm of RTL Belgium) in 1989, where he became successively Marketing Director and Managing Director in 1999. Expert in editorial content at an international level, he became General Manager of RTL Belgium in 2002, a position he held until his departure of RTL Belgium in 2011. He holds a Master in Business Sciences (ICHEC, Brussels). He is a Director of BMMA (Belgian Marketing and Management Association), of which he was the Chairman during 11 years. He is also the Sport Chairman of the Jules Tacheny circuit in Mettet.
Yves Trouveroy - Independent director
Yves Trouveroy is Partner at E-Capital Equity Management, the management company of the private equity funds E-Capital I (1999) and E-Capital II (2007) that invest in Belgian small and medium-sized companies. Before 1999, he practiced as Lawyer at De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae and then served as executive in the International Trade & Project Finance and Corporate Investment Banking departments of Generale Bank (Fortis). He holds a law degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain and a Masters of Laws from New York University.