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.
|Pierre De Muelenaere, representing Pygargue sprl||Chairman, Independent Director||2018|
|Michel Counson||Managing Director||1994|
|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|
|Yves Trouveroy||Independent Director, Chairman ad interim||2011|
|Vincent Werbrouck, representing W7 sprl||Independent Director||2018|
Pierre De Muelenaere - Chairman, Independent Director
Pierre De Muelenaere is Independent Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of EVS since January 2018.
Until 31 August 2015, Pierre De Muelenaere was President and CEO of I.R.I.S. (Image Recognition Integrated Systems), a company he co-founded in 1987 (with Jean-Didier Legat) to commercialize the results of his PhD.
Mr. De Muelenaere has more than 30 years of experience in Imaging and Artificial Intelligence. He has accumulated solid experience in technology company management, R&D management and setting up international partnerships with US and Asian companies. He is also a member of the Board of directors of Proximus, Pairi Daiza and Guberna and served for seven years as a director on the Board of BSB, an insurance and banking software company. Mr. De Muelenaere holds a Civil Engineering degree in Microelectronics from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and received his PhD in Applied Sciences in 1987.
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.
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)
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), E-Capital II (2007) and E-Capital III (2011) 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.
Vincent Werbrouck - Independent Director
Vincent Werbrouck is currently Managing Director of the Pairi Daiza Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sapristic (IT and services in Belgium). Between 2000 and 2014, he held various positions at Magotteaux Group (expert in grinding processes and wear mechanisms), including Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer. He served as Independent Director of BSB (an insurance and banking software company) between 2007 and 2014. He holds a Civil Engineering degree in Mechanics from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and an Executive Master in Management from Solvay Business School (Brussels).