London, Friday 10 March 2017: Nicolas Eglau, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Nordics, Benelux and CEEMA at A+E Networks UK, is stepping down to pursue new challenges.
He will remain affiliated with A+E Networks UK as an advisor to the Leadership team until 31 August to secure a smooth transition. Further announcements will follow regarding new appointments to take on Eglau’s responsibilities.
Dean Possenniskie, Managing Director of A+E Networks EMEA, said: “Nicolas has played a formative role in further driving growth of A+E Networks UK since 2015. He has been pivotal in developing and executing a successful long-term strategy for the company with the strong teams he recruited and developed. Under his leadership, our presence across the company’s international markets has grown significantly. I am pleased that Nicolas will continue to support the company in an advisory capacity through to the summer.”
Nicolas Eglau, Chief Operating Officer and GM Nordics, Benelux and CEEMA, noted: "I'm extremely grateful for a fantastic time at A+E Networks UK. I've very much enjoyed working with Dean and the team. It's been exciting to be part of the growth and transformation of the company and I'm very proud of the success we have achieved together. I wish A+E Networks every success for the future.”
Nicolas Eglau has managed A+E Networks UK’s operating and commercial units in the UK and other territories including Finance, Legal, Operations, Strategy, Distribution and Ad Sales. He also served as General Manager, Nordics, Benelux and CEEMEA, overseeing the company’s offices in Copenhagen, Warsaw, Amsterdam and Johannesburg.
Eglau joined A+E Networks UK from RTL Netherlands after serving five years as a member of the Executive Board and Managing Director, Ventures. Previously, he was Vice President, Central and Eastern Europe for RTL Group in Luxembourg. Prior to joining RTL Group, Eglau held a Corporate Development position with Kirch Holding in Munich.
A+E Networks® UK is a joint venture between A+E Networks® and Sky. Its portfolio of quality factual and entertainment channels includes HISTORY®, Lifetime®, Crime + Investigation®, H2® and new free-to-air channel BLAZE™.
A+E Networks UK launched in November 1995 and now operates 20 channels, broadcasting into 64 million homes across 90 countries in the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The venture has offices in London, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Johannesburg.
Sarah Williams-Robbins, Head of Communications, A+E Networks UK
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