After a 14-year career at DPG Media, Ben Jansen will start working as from 1 May as Chief Strategy Officer at Alychlo, the investment firm of entrepreneur Marc Coucke. With this development, Ben concludes a successful period within DPG Media during which he merged the sales teams of De Persgroep Publishing and MEDIALAAN into a single agile team that will help to roll out the digital future of DPG Media with ambition.
Kris Vervaet, CEO of DPG Media Belgium, said: “The sales team of DPG Media has experienced some challenging years: a merger between the two teams of De Persgroep Publishing and MEDIALAAN, the transformation to a digitally oriented organisation and of course the coronavirus crisis. Thanks to his great expertise and strong leadership, Ben has succeeded in developing a highly talented team that represents our advertisers and which strategically is headed in the right direction. The results don’t lie: our position in the advertising market has been strengthened even further, and in the digital domain we have rapidly grown into the local alternative for the tech giants. In addition to this, both as a person and as a CCO, Ben has made a difference in realising DPG Media’s strategic decisions on a daily basis.” For all of this, I am very grateful to Ben and wish him every success.”
Ben Jansen said: “Leaving DPG Media was no easy decision. After all, within these walls, you make not only an economic but also a social difference every day. The company, its culture and its people are particularly close to my heart. Fourteen intense years have shaped me, both as a professional and as a person. Together with the whole team, we have built our future every day. I see a team of exceptionally talented, ambitious and fine professionals who make a difference with passion. I am extremely proud of them and I know that the future is smiling on them! I have nothing but wonderful memories of my years at DPG Media. I cherish them and am eternally grateful to the company and all colleagues for them.”