Emakina.NL appoints Sjoerd van Gelderen and Seth van der Maas as co-MD’s

Emakina.NL appoints Sjoerd van Gelderen and Seth van der Maas as co-MD’s

Geert Rietbergen becomes Chairman of the Board and Emakina Group Executive VP for Asia Pacific

8.00 CET - Amsterdam

On January 1st, 2017, Geert Rietbergen will hand over management of Emakina.NL to two trusted experienced colleagues of the digital agency. Geert Rietbergen will focus on the development of Emakina Group operations in Asia, while current CCO Sjoerd van Gelderen and CTO Seth van der Maas will start as co-MDs of the company. Sjoerd van Gelderen will lead commercial activities and Seth van der Maas will be in charge of production. Geert Rietbergen will also take on the chairmanship of the Board of Directors of Emakina.NL.

Geert Rietbergen:

"Seth and Sjoerd are both passionate and experienced leaders you can rely on. I am proud of the team we have built together, also with the valued help of our creative director Patrick van der Vliet.
Our current COO Robert Goedemans will withdraw from daily management in July 2017, yet remain closely involved in the development of Emakina.NL as member of the Board.
Thanks to this great team, we are confident we will achieve our growth ambitions."

In the last three years, Emakina has evolved into a major player in the Dutch digital sector.
The number of employees of the full-service digital agency rose from 50 to 130, and the added value in digital marketing and commerce services was further boosted.

As a result, more and more international brands call on Emakina, to design and create rich web, commerce and communication experiences. In the summer of 2017, Emakina will relocate its headquarters in the Netherlands to more spacious premises in the Amsterdam Houthavens.

The digital company has become the leading reference in e-commerce in the Netherlands, after outstanding projects for clients like HEMA, Wolford, RITUALS, LolaLiza, Marlies|Dekkers, McGregor, Unilever and Floris van Bommel. And this year, leading cloud commerce solutions provider Demandware awarded Emakina as its best EMEA business partner.

Brice Le Blévennec, CEO of Emakina Group:

"This is a smart new step for Emakina.NL as part of its journey towards further expansion on the Dutch market. Seth and Sjoerd are 100% ready to lead the business to new successes, with the help of Geert Rietbergen as Chairman of the Board. As Executive Vice President for Asia-Pacific, Geert will also be crucial in developing of our international positioning.

I wish them all every success in their new roles!"


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