Following seven years at PwC, Patrick van den Berg joined EMG in 2005 and was appointed CFO in 2013. He has held the position of interim CEO since March 1st 2017 and is committed to the continuation and implementation of the Group’s ambitious development strategy.
François-Charles Bideaux, aged 60, joined the EURO MEDIA GROUP as co-CEO alongside Patrick Van der Berg, with effect from 01 February.
He has over 30 years of experience in the media and broadcast industry and started his career as an independent documentary filmmaker.
He joined TF1 and then Canal+ in 1997 as a director producer where he produced, among others, three Football World Cups, two rugby World Cups, the French Championship, Champions League and the Monaco Grand Prix. He acted as a consultant to the UEFA for the EURO 2008 production before becoming Head of Sports Production for the Canal+ Group up till now.
Following his nomination, he said « my main goal is to accelerate the Group’s growth and lead our business through changes related to UHD, IP production, remote production, light or simplified productions and new digital services »
Gilles has developed more than 20 years of experience in large companies within different industries, both at the national and international level, such as the Thales Group, Technicolor, Arthur Andersen. Gilles was most recently managing partner at Ernst & Young.
Expert in the media sector, he brings along his know-how in acquisitions and development activities, in multicultural and multinational environments.
Gilles Chasson graduated from ISG and Bocconi University in Milan, he speaks four languages: French, English, Spanish and Italian.
Patrick van den Berg has a Master of Science in Accountancy and is a Dutch CPA (Post Master degree). With over 15 years of professional experience Patrick started his career at PwC in The Netherlands, being active mainly in the Assurance practice, while also advising on M&A transactions. In 2005 Patrick joined UBF Media Group, the Dutch group merged into Euro Media Group in 2007. As Group Finance Director Patrick initially focused on the non French companies before moving to the EMG headoffices mid 2011, taking the overall responsibility for Finance since and being nominated CFO early 2013.
He combines a strong experience as an external auditor and advisor with in depth knowledge of the technical facility services of EMG. As CFO Patrick is very business oriented, with a strong focus on opportunities for external growth and the financing of the group.
Ronald Meyvisch,50 years old, started his broadcasting carrier as a video engineer in 1990. In 1996, Meyvisch became Engineer In Charge at an outside broadcast company and later served as technical and operations manager. When HDTV took-off in Europe, he oversaw large HD productions such as the first HD broadcast of the UEFA Champions League Final in Istanbul in 2005.
Ronald Meyvisch joined Euro Media Group in February 2011, as the company’s new technology officer a role he will fulfil until December 31st 2015. For the last five years, he has helped the company to anticipate new generation technologies in the fast pace broadcasting environment (UHD, Connectivity, Workflows, remote production, MAM). In order to do this, he relied on his academic knowledge enriched with personal hands-on field experience.
Barry Johnstone was born and educated in New Zealand and moved to London in 1970. From 1971 to 1980 he was International Director at Magnet Records. In 1981,
he became Managing Director of CTV and currently holds the position. In 1995 Barry Johnstone bought the non-outside broadcast business of CTV (Corinthian Television) from its parent company Carlton Communications and started CTV Outside Broadcasts in 1996. He divided the company in 1999 and sold CTV Outside Broadcasts to NMT (USA) and then sold the studio and transmission facilities (Corinthian Television) to Technicolor / Thomson in 2004. Barry oversaw the sale of CTV Outside Broadcasts from NMT to the UBF Media Group in 2005 and continued as Managing Director of CTV.
He is also International Director of Euro Media Group.
A Strategic, Pragmatic and Effective HR Director
Over 18 years’ experience in various HR fields and in complex union relations.
Expert in change management involving high stake projects.
Performance and Result oriented.
Experienced in relational and managerial skills, leadership.
Used to working in an International Environment.
The purpose of this role is to support leadership in international offices by identifying and coordinating HR services and appropriate and effective strategies related to staffing, compensation, performance management, training and development, rewards and recognition, benefits, employee relations, policy ...
Emilie Deshors holds a Specialised Master degree in International Purchasing Management from EM Lyon Business School. She has about 15 years of experience in large companies within different industries, such as Valeo, IBM and most recently The Phone House / Best Buy Europe as Head of Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management.
Laure Chabanis holds a Master of Laws degree from faculty of Lyon, a master in European Law and a University diploma from University College London. During 12 years in Broadcast, she has developed a business expertise and since 2008 created the French legal department. Since January 2013 she is General Counsel of EMG and head of French legal department.
On Tuesday, September 4th, Jean-Yves MEILLAND, aged 58, founder and former CEO of OL TV, has been officially named EUROMEDIA’s Managing Director.
Jean-Yves MEILLAND has been involved in audiovisual production since 1990. He has notably been involved in audiovisual services (Visual TV, Soft Ads), host broadcasting (HBS) and media.
Within EUROMEDIA, the French subsidiary of Euro Media Group, its mission will be to drive, pursue and develop the company’s activities: event capture, simplified production, RF, graphic enrichment, satellite transmission, slow motion / ultra-motion and integration.
He will also support in France the global policy led by Euro Media Group and will work closely with its leaders François-Charles BIDEAUX and Patrick VAN DEN BERG.
Dirk Theunis has a wealth of experience within the Broadcast industry, having spent 27 years at Videohouse. As a child, he showed a large interest in Video and Audio. His father was involved in the start-up of Television in Belgium at NIR (predecessor of public broadcaster VRT). Dirk studied at the School for Television and Film (RITCS) and began his career as a Freelance Video-technician. In 1985, he joined Videohouse as a Video-editor.
In 1992, he was appointed Chief Engineer of the start-up multi-camera division of Videohouse and from 2000 to 2010 he held the position of CTO (Chief Technical Officer). During this period he was a member of the board of Directors and officially became CEO and Managing Director of Videohouse in 2011.
René studied commerce and management at the Rotterdam University. His track record contains several organizational change projects.
He had several functions within KPN Telecom (1991-1999) where he was, among others, involved in the introduction of broadband internet in the Netherlands and the realization of the e-commerce strategy of KPN. At NOB (1999-2003) he was responsible for the turnaround of their Radio and Television Division.
This turnaround included the establishment of Dutchview, Ciris and Technicolor and the sale of Cinevideogroup. In 2005 Rene became the COO of UBF Media Group where he was responsible for the performance of the operating companies. After a small sidestep into online music Rene became the Director of Operations of United in 2010.
Barry Johnstone was born and educated in New Zealand and moved to London in 1970. From 1971 to 1980 he was International Director at Magnet Records. In 1981, he became Managing Director of CTV and currently holds the position. In 1995 Barry Johnstone bought the non-outside broadcast business of CTV (Corinthian Television) from its parent company Carlton Communications and started CTV Outside Broadcasts in 1996. He divided the company in 1999 and sold CTV Outside Broadcasts to NMT (USA) and then sold the studio and transmission facilities (Corinthian Television) to Technicolor / Thomson in 2004. Barry oversaw the sale of CTV Outside Broadcasts from NMT to the UBF Media Group in 2005 and continued as Managing Director of CTV.
He is also International Director of Euro Media Group.
Attilio is a media executive with very diverse skills, gained over twenty plus years and through a broad range of roles including: showrunner for national and international productions, commissioning editor for an international network, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of two different production companies, both part of international groups. At the helm of 3zero2 since march 2016, he oversees all the different activities covered by the company: from playout to remote production, film and series to prime time entertainment. He holds and Italian-American dual citizenship.
In 1987, Stefan Hoff started as editor, Video Mixer and TV Director for sports and entertainment programmes. From 1996 to 2008 he worked as Managing Director of WIGE COMMUNICATION GmbH, WIGE TELEVISION GmbH and HD Signs GmbH. In 2007-2008 he was also COO (Chief Operations Officer) and Member of the Board at listed company WIGE MEDIA AG.
Since 2008, he is Managing Director of nobeo GmbH. In 2010 has become a member of the Board and in 2014 the Chairman of the Board of the German Film and Television association VTFF, Berlin.