RTL Group has announced the appointment of Sven Sauvé as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RTL Nederland, effective July 1st. Sauvé, currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of RTL Nederland, will succeed Bert Habets who has been Co-CEO of RTL Group since April 19th.
Habets said: “I am delighted that we have found, in Sven Sauvé, an experienced and dynamic executive from within our Group to lead RTL Nederland into its next phase. Sven combines business acumen, leadership skills and a distinct sense for future developments. He is deeply familiar with RTL Nederland and the Dutch media landscape and has been a key force in defining and implementing RTL Nederland’s consumer-focused strategy of delivering first-class local content across all linear and non-linear platforms. I am very much looking forward to continuing our close and trustful collaboration in a new constellation and wish him lots of success in his new role.”
As CEO, Sauvé will chair RTL Nederland’s Executive Management team, currently consisting of Vivienne de Leeuw (Chief Financial Officer), Matthias Scholten (Chief Content Officer), Ton Rozestraten (Chief Commercial Officer) and Giovanni Piccirilli (Chief Technology Officer).