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Management Team

1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Muriel De Lathouwer, MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO
  • Yvan Absil, SVP, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
  • Axel Blanckaert, SVP, CTO
  • Benoît Quirynen, SVP, Market & Product
  • Christine Vander Heyden, SVP, HUMAN RESOURCES
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Muriel De Lathouwer - MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO

Muriel De Lathouwer is the 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).

Yvan Absil - SVP, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Yvan is appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since January 2016. 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, 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 - SVP, CTO

Axel Blanckaert is Senior Vice President and 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.

He joined EVS in April 2016. Before this, 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.

Benoît Quirynen - SVP, Market & Product

Benoît Quirynen joined EVS in August 2016, as Senior Vice President Market & Product.

Benoit served as free-lance consultant (telecom, digital services, media & e-commerce) for the last 6 years. In parallel, he co-founded dINK.eu, a small coampany developping apps to support sales people. Before this, he spent 19 years at Alcatel in different positions, including SW developer & architect, Project & product manager, Product launch manager, Product line director, New media & advertising Strategy Manager and Targeted Advertising Venture Director.

Benoit is civil engineer (Telecom Engineer) from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve (Belgium).

CHRISTINE VANDER HEYDEN - SVP, HUMAN RESOURCES

Christine Vander Heyden - SVP, HUMAN RESOURCES

Christine is Senior Vice President, in charge of Human Resources. She holds a Master’s degree in social psychology and a Master in ICT, both from the University of Liège. She is also graduated in teacher education. She started her career as a teacher. From 1999 to 2001, she was researcher at the University of Liège. In 2001, she joined the HR department of Arcelor Mittal in Belgium, and moved to Techspace Aero in 2003. From 2005 to 2014, she was with Saint-Gobain, including Head of HR for the glass division in Sambreville until 2009, and Head of HR for Saint-Gobain Belgium and Luxembourg from 2009 to 2014. She joined EVS in April 2014. 

2. OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Nicolas Bourdon - SVP, MARKETING

Nicolas Bourdon 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.

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Johan Vounckx - SVP, INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Johan Vounckx is SVP, Innovation & Technology since October 2014. Before joining EVS, he spent 8 years at Telenet, Belgian telecom company, as Manager Innovation and Business Development and Manager of the Technology Office. Before Telenet, he was R&D Engineer for Icos and Director Design Technology for IMEC. He holds a PhD in electronics and a M.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Leuven (KUL), and a MBA from the University of Antwerp.

Xavier De Vynck

Xavier De Vynck - SVP, BIG EVENTS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Xavier De Vynck is SVP Big Events & Business development. He joined EVS in 2011 as VP Business development. Before joining EVS, he spent more than 20 years in the broadcast industry, starting his career in 1991 as Managing Director of Eurosound NV. In 1996, he became Regional Sales Manager, EMEA, for AAVS SA (a French systems integrator). He joined NETIA in 1998 where he held various functions until 2007 (lastly Vice-President of Business Development). He spent a year at Genesis Networks as VP of EMEA, before joining Avid in 2008 as Strategic Business Development Manager until 2011. Xavier De Vynck studied Financial Management in Belgium.

Quentin Grutman - SVP NALA

Quentin is SVP NALA, in charge of all operations in the NALA region, since 2016. He joined EVS in 2010 as SVP EMEA. Quentin has an extensive experience in sales within large software companies, especially at Oracle where he held various international sales management positions over eight years within the company. Prior to joining EVS, Quentin was the European Sales Director at Heartbeat Experts/Software since 2007. 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.

Olivier Heurteaux - SVP, APAC

Olivier graduated with a Masters degree in engineering in 2000, from the SUPAERO, a top French engineering school in Toulouse. He started at EVS in 2002 as presales in Hong-Kong, for the Asia-Pacific region. Always based in Hong-Kong, he became Sales and Operations Manager for the APAC region in 2006. He takes over the full responsibility of the APAC region in February 2013.

Marc Caeymaex

Marc Caeymax - SVP EMEA

Marc is SVP EMEA since February 2016. He joined EVS in 2000 as Sales manager for Spain & Portugal. In 2003 he also took the responsibility of the African market, and in 2007 he moved to Madrid to Open the EVS Iberica branch where he was acting as General Manager. In 2012 he became VP Sales, Southern Europe and Africa. Marc holds a Business Management Degree from ULG (University of Liege) and a Master of International Management from University of Santander (Spain).