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NEP The Netherlands has renewed leadership team with appointment Leo Smeding as CCO

Hilversum, 12 January 2023

With the appointment of Leo Smeding as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), NEP The Netherlands has renewed its leadership team, consisting of a three-person board and seven Business Unit Directors. Smeding will start in this role on February 1, 2023, succeeding Richard van Kooij who left NEP after 10 years for a new challenge.

Smeding has extensive experience in the broadcasting industry. He has represented various leadership roles at various media companies, including the last five years as Global Strategic Account Manager at Grass Valley.

“NEP has rapidly grown into a very versatile company with a broad portfolio and international services. The challenges in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex market asked for a refreshed leadership team with a renewed internal business unit structure as well. With the arrival of Leo Smeding as CCO, Frank ter Weeme as CFO and the recent appointment of Marcel Koutstaal as Business Unit Director Content Publication, the NEP leadership team has been renewed and improved and we will further shape our renewed company in the coming period .”

Arjan van Westerloo CEO NEP The Netherlands

“From my time at Grass Valley I have known NEP and many colleagues for many years now and I am looking forward to starting in a new, but also familiar environment in the role of CCO. I have a lot of expertise and experience in developing and implementing strategic sales plans and I believe I can add value to NEP in this complex and changing market. I look forward to contributing to making this great organization future-proof.”

Leo Smeding CCO NEP The Netherlands