Luxembourg, October 15th, 2013: M7 Group SA is pleased to announce that its Board will appoint Marco Visser as its Chief ExecutiveOfficer, effective per 1 November 1st, 2013.
Prior to joining M7, Mr Visser spent 10 years with KPN in various senior executive roles. Most recently,he was responsible for the Mobile business of KPN in the Netherlands and headed up the Dutch Consumer Division including Telfort. Before his tenure at KPN, Mr Visser held various international management positions both in the Services as well as Entertainment industry.
Marco Visser succeeds Jon Florsheim,who has served as M7 CEO since November 2011 and has led the Group in its further international expansion for the last 2 years. Mr Florsheim will step down at the end of October 2013 as CEO, but will continue to serve as a member of the supervisory board of CDS.
Mr Florsheim commented:
"it is now the right time for me to hand over the reins to a new CEO who will steer the business through its next phase of growth and development. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at M7 and will continue to actively follow its progress with interest".
Commenting on his appointment Mr Visser added: "I am excited to join M7 which has demonstrated impressive growth over the last years and built a robust portfolio of brands in a growing number of European markets. The next years will require further product and service expansions as well as the implementation of new technology, so leading the M7 businesses through those dynamic environments will be demanding but together with the team I am confident to achieve the right results".
M7 Group SA was founded in 2009 in Luxembourg and is a European provider of satellite TV services for both consumers and businesses. M7 operates under the following brands in its markets: CanalDigitaal in the Netherlands,TV Vlaanderen and TéléSAT in Belgium, AustriaSat and HD Austria in Austria and Skylink in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. All brands offer custom made packages adapted to local culture and language preferences. M7 Group SA has around 3 million customers who mostly via a small dish have access to hundreds of high quality national and international TV and radio channels. Since 2011 M7 Group SA also offers internet and telephony services to its customers in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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