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Leadership Team

1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Serge Van Herck, CEO
  • Yvan Absil, CFO
  • Axel Blanckaert, CTO
  • Nicolas Bourdon, CMO
  • Quentin Grutman, CCO
  • Pierre Matelart, Head of Human Resources
Serge Van Herck - EVS' CEO

Serge Van Herck - CEO

Serge Van Herck (representing InnoVision BV) holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Ghent and a MBA degree from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium. With more than 25 years of experience in the broadcast and satellite industry and over 10 years of experience as CEO, Serge worked for various market leading companies 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).

Yvan Absil, Chief Financial Officer

Yvan Absil - CFO

Yvan (representing Sbasyva SRL) is appointed Chief Financial Officer. He started his career at Hewlett-Packard Company in 1995 and occupied various operational and finance functions in the group, including Finance Director for HP Belux. In 2010, he joined 21Net, a UK start-up company providing on-board train internet connectivity, as a CFO. Before joining EVS in January 2016, he was Finance Director EMEAI, LATAM & Asia Pacific for Volcano Corporation, now part of Philips Healthcare, a leading company active in intravascular imaging for coronary and peripheral applications, and physiology. He holds a Master of Science in Business Management and Engineering (University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium).

Axel Blanckaert - CTO

Axel Blanckaert (representing Seremia SRL) is appointed CTO of EVS. He is in charge of all the EVS product development (R&D), 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 is civil engineer (Communication – Electronic – Automation) from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve.

Nicolas Bourdon, Chief Marketing Officer

Nicolas Bourdon - CMO

Nicolas Bourdon (representing Ikaro SRL) is appointed Chief Marketing Officer.  Nicolas earned a Business Sciences degree from HEC Liege, Belgium. Nicolas spent six years as a Communications and Marketing Manager for the aviation company Sabena Technics in Brussels. He joined EVS as Director of Marketing and Communications in October 2005. Over the past 14 years, Nicolas has directly contributed to today's positioning of EVS as a worldwide leader in the industry.

As EVS' new CMO, Nicolas will be managing 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 Board member of IABM (the association of the Broadcast & Media technology manufacturers) and has been appointed President of Belgian Sports & Entertainment Technology Club of Agoria in early 2020.

Quentin Grutman, Chief Customer Officer

Quentin Grutman - CCO

Quentin has taken on the role of Chief Customer Officer to lead all EVS’ customer facing teams: Sales, Presales, Project Management and Customer Service. Having led EVS EMEA for five years and EVS Americas for the past four years, Quentin has 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. Quentin 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.

Pierre Matelart, Head of HR at EVS

Pierre Matelart - Head of Human Resources

Pierre Matelart (representing M2C SRL) is appointed as Head of Human Resources of 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 life for over 10 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 the EVS family 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 will be a turning point for our company, but also in Pierre’s career. Indeed it is this major project and his established management skills that led him to his current position: Head of Human Resources.

Today, Pierre manages a team of 7 coworkers, who bring a wide range of complementary skills and approaches. Their goal ? To keep the human at the core of EVS development and evolution.

He is a member of several associations who organize conferences, meetings, debates and other similar activities.