New EMEA Members’ Council line-up announced

Local relevance, representation and engagement for IABM’s many European members

Following recent elections, the new line-up for the EMEA Members’ Council and its chair is now confirmed. The EMEA Members’ Council members are drawn from companies across Europe and the Middle East to provide a truly representative regional industry body under the continuing chair, Thomas Gunkel, Market Director Broadcast at Skyline Communications. IABM Members’ Councils serve for a term of two years.

Serving on the IABM EMEA Members’ Council with Thomas Gunkel through 2025 are:

Ajey Anand – CEO, Norigin Media

Alain Polgar – Founder, MediaSTRAT (Chair of DACH Members’ Council)

Álvaro Montalbán – Sales Director, VSN

David Alexander – Commercial Director, Brainstorm 3D

Franck Coppola – co-Founder and CEO, Hexaglobe

Hasan R. Sayed Hasan – Managing Director, Master Media

Jean-Christophe Perier – CMO, Globecast

Jiri Gabriel – COO, MISTV

Julian Fernández-Campón – CTO, Tedial

Ole Clausen – CEO, Danmon Group

Remi Beaudouin – Chief Strategy Officer, ATEME

Vanessa Walmsley – Global Head of Customer Success, Vizrt

More information on all the EMEA Members’ Council members can be found here.

“I would like to sincerely thank IABM and its EMEA council members for the trust they have placed in me, for the honor of being re-elected again, and for the exciting opportunity to serve as their Committee Chair for the coming two years,” said Thomas Gunkel. “Having long-term business relationships with many IABM members already, I am happy to work together closely with the IABM committee to start new initiatives that everybody, IABM members and our customers, will benefit from, especially in the context of the digital transformation the media industry is currently undergoing.”

Darren Whitehead, IABM Director of Business Development, said, “The new Council maintains the broad member and geographical spread of its predecessor to ensure the widest representation possible of all European member views, whatever their location or company size. I am looking forward to working with Council to highlight these European views, ideas and initiatives, which not only help members locally but also inform overall IABM strategies. As always, I invite any European members to get in contact with me if they wish to table something to Council for consideration.”

“The Members’ Councils play a vital and central role in the continuing success of IABM,” said Lucinda Meek, IABM CFOO. “They ensure that regional issues and voices are well represented, and I am looking forward to working with them to deliver more value and support for all our members.”


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