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Ralf van Vegten new Managing Director NEP The Netherlands

Hilversum, 13 March 2018As from April 2nd, Ralf van Vegten, CIO at NEP The Netherlands, will be Managing Director of NEP The Netherlands. During the past five years, Van Vegten was already closely involved with the company and responsible for the Broadcast IT and Graphics departments as a board member (CIO). Ralf will take over the role of Michiel van Duijvendijk, who is one of the founders of NEP The Netherlands (former DutchView Infostrada). Van Duijvendijk will be involved with NEP until August 1st.

As CIO of NEP The Netherlands Van Vegten supervised its transformation from a traditional broadcast organization to an IT company. Where the IT department was previously focused on post production and online platforms, it now controls the entire glass to glass content chain; from camera lens to living room and all technology in between, making it possible to create linear and online television.

From Monday April 2nd Van Vegten’s position as CIO will be taken over by Jildert de Groot, who is and will stay responsible for the Development and Project Office departments.

NEP is a company in which passion, ingenuity, energy and cooperation play a major role”, says Ralf van Vegten. “It is fantastic to see how flexible we are and how quickly we develop new solutions at Broadcast Services, Media Solutions and TEAM. The developments that NEP as a group has undergone in recent years and is still going through create an exciting future. It is my personal mission to ensure that we maintain this upward trend and our grow ambitions. Of course we are going to miss Michiel, who is an inspiring and knowledgeable leader, and it will take some getting used to working without him after so many years!

Michiel van Duijvendijk, CEO NEP The Netherlands: “The decision to leave NEP was not an easy one, and because of all the opportunities there is never a good time for it. I am proud to hand over my work to Ralf; someone who has extensive knowledge of the market and a huge dose of enthusiasm and drive. I am confident that Ralf, with his commitment to and experience within the company, can guarantee NEP a successful future. I wish him a lot of success – and above all, a lot of fun.

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For more information:
NEP The Netherlands
Marleen Lassche, Communication & PR
André van Duinboulevard 4
1217 WH Hilversum, The Netherlands
Tel +31 6 22 95 2772

About NEP The Netherlands
NEP provides the expertise, the people and the next generation broadcast IT facilities to help its clients to develop and deliver the world’s biggest and best live broadcast events. Every day content creators, production companies, broadcasters and telcos rely on NEP’s managed services for OB, studio and cloud production, host broadcasting and playout to reach their global audiences. With integral post-production, visual effects and augmented reality services coupled with its low latency live streaming, CDN, VoD, digital media services, playout, media asset management and uplink communications NEP provides a unique breadth of managed services. NEP is one of the few broadcast and media services providers to own and operate both its own broadcast IT facilities and cloud native IT media infrastructure. With combined creative and IT expertise, NEP delivers services which transform the way global video entertainment is created, managed and distributed. For more information: