Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5 February 2021 – Broad Horizon Group (“Broad Horizon”, the “Group” or the Company”), an information technology leader, announces the appointment of Jean-Yves Charlier as Chief Executive Officer and Board member as of 15 March 2021. Jean-Yves Charlier will succeed Johan Taams.
Jean-Yves is currently an independent Board Director in telecoms & media and before that he was Group CEO for Digicel, the leading Caribbean-Pacific telecom operator and home entertainment provider, with operations in 32 markets across the world. Prior to this he was CEO at VEON, a Dutch provider of communications and digital services to over 240 million consumers in emerging markets and VIVENDI, a media and telecom conglomerate, where he was Chairman and CEO of SFR, the second largest telecom operator in France. Jean-Yves has extensive experience in both telecoms as well as the B2B cloud and managed services markets across the world.
Pieter Knook, Chairman at Broad Horizon, said:
“We’re pleased to appoint Jean-Yves Charlier as our new CEO. He has the track record we’re looking for: an allround, highly experienced IT services CEO at growth and transformational companies with proven leadership capabilities.
We thank Johan Taams for his leadership over the past one and a half year and wish him well. He built a strong team and navigated the Group through a challenging time during the COVID- 19 pandemic. Under his leadership the company expanded by acquiring six companies and set its first steps outside the Benelux.”
Jean-Yves Charlier added:
“I’m excited to be joining Broad Horizon, a unique company with incredible talent, to help organisations navigate digital transformations successfully by taking advantage of new application, web and cloud opportunities. It has never been more important for companies to unleash the power of data to innovate, transform and grow, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic. I am really looking forward to working with the Broad Horizon team on our exciting growth plans and opportunities.”