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EVS appoints Ervan Pouliquen as its new CCO

Proven digital transformation specialist will oversee commercial operations and business development

Liege, Belgium, 11 September 2017 – EVS, the leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, today announces the appointment of Ervan Pouliquen as the company’s new Chief Customer Officer. Ervan joins from Microsoft, where he spent 14 years in a range of leadership positions in USA and in EMEA focusing on maximizing the positive impact that digital transformation can have on large enterprises. He officially started his new role at EVS on September 1st.

Ervan was most recently Microsoft’s Western Europe Digital Solution Sales General Manager, managing all new business sales for Enterprises in the region, and overseeing a $3bn budget and 650-strong workforce. During his distinguished career, he was Chief Operations Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Microsoft BeLux between 2011 and 2015 where he was responsible for the subsidiary’s strategy, performance, marketing, products and operations. Before his time at Microsoft, Ervan held several managerial positions at major companies including McKinsey & Co., Bouygues Telecom, PepsiCo and IBM. Ervan also completed an MBA at Harvard Business School.

“The industry is currently growing with opportunities emerging in new production environments and these changes are made possible by enhanced technology deployments. Ervan’s impressive pedigree and extensive experience working with digital media and cloud-based technology platforms will complement our existing skillset and help continue EVS’ growth within these new exciting areas,” said Muriel De Lathouwer, EVS’ CEO and Managing Director.

Commenting on his appointment, Ervan said: “Live video is the center of the Digital revolution both on the content production and the customer engagement. With its top tier ecosystem of customers and partners, EVS is leading the way to the future of live, from ingest to delivery. I am both thrilled and humbled to join this great company to help its highly-motivated employees to innovate and seize the opportunities in this growing market to further satisfy our customers and ultimately, the viewers.”

Ervan will be attending IBC2017 where EVS will be exhibiting its latest in live production technology on stand 8.B90. To learn more, go to www.evs.com  

Media contacts

For more info about this press release, or to set up an interview with EVS, please contact:

Nicolas BOURDON
SVP Marketing 
Tel: +32 4 361 58 09
Email: marketing@evs.com

Tristan Earl (EMEA) or Martin Izzard (Americas and APAC)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (PR company)
Tel: +44 (0)207 403 8878 / +1 310 773 3760
Email : evs@rlyl.com

About EVS

EVS is globally recognized as the technology leader for live video production. The company introduced Live Slow Motion replay in 1994, and has continued to build on its reputation for quality and reliability with solutions that enhance live sports, entertainment and news content. Innovations – such as the C-Cast multimedia platform and DYVI software-defined switcher – are raising the bar for live production enrichment, management and distribution. Broadcasters, rights owners, producers and venues alike use EVS to maximize the value of their productions and increase revenue streams. 

The company is headquartered in Belgium with offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, and provides sales and technical support to more than 100 countries. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, please visit www.evs.com

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the business, financial condition, and results of operations of EVS and its affiliates. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of EVS' management are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties relate to changes in technology and market requirements, the company's concentration on one industry, decline in demand for the company's products and those of its affiliates, inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications, and loss of market share and pressure on pricing resulting from competition which could cause the actual results or performance of the company to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. EVS undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.