INM buyer reshuffles top management
Mediahuis, the Belgium-headquartered media group currently in the process of buying Independent News & Media (INM), has announced a series of internal management changes.
Mediahuis CEO Gert Ysebaert, who has headed both Mediahuis's Belgian business and the overall group since 2014, will now focus on his group role.
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For Ireland, pending final takeover approvals, Marc Vangeel, a senior Mediahuis executive who has been CEO of Telegraaf Media Groep in the Netherlands since 2017, will take on a leading Dublin-based role in integrating INM within Mediahuis, alongside Peter Vandermeersch, the former editor-in-chief of NRC - in the Netherlands.
The changes include further senior appointments in Belgium and the Netherlands.
INM shareholders voted to accept Mediahuis's €145.6m takeover offer at an EGM on Wednesday. The takeover remains subject to approval by Communications Minister Richard Bruton and final High Court sanction for the sale process.