Zodiak Nederland CEO Heads to Strix Holland


AMSTERDAM: Roy Aalderink is leaving the post of CEO of Zodiak Nederland to head up Strix Holland, to be replaced by Peter Lubbers.

Aalderink has been serving as the CEO of Zodiak Media's Dutch affiliate Zodiak Nederland for the last three years. He will now be leading the TV production company Strix Holland, part of nice entertainment group, which is the holding company for the production and distribution arm of Modern Times Group.

Lubbers will now take up the role of CEO of the Zodiak Nederland in May. He most recently held the role of general program director for FIC Benelux. Prior to this he had senior roles at AVRO and RTL, where he was program director of RTL7.

Aalderink said: “I’m very excited about this new career step. I see great potential in Strix Holland, who already produce Survivor, a massive hit with fantastic production value, and I can’t wait to start building the business. All the ingredients are there to turn it into one of the most creative and successful production companies in The Netherlands.”
Patrick Svensk, the chairman and CEO of nice entertainment group, added: “Roy Aalderink is one of the most creative professionals in the Dutch TV market. I’m sure that not only Strix Holland, but also the rest of the nice companies will benefit from his arrival.”

Lubbers commented: “Zodiak Nederland is a strong brand with a long and rich program track record with both public and commercial broadcasters. Zodiak Nederland’s programs have a distinct profile, and I look forward to building on this solid foundation in the years to come.”

Marc-Antoine d’Halluin, the CEO of Zodiak Media, said: “I am very pleased that Peter Lubbers will join Zodiak Nederland bringing with him a great production and channel expertise. Building on the successes of Zodiak and on the renewed focus on delivering international format hits, I am confident that Zodiak Nederland will greatly benefit of his leadership. I also want to thank Roy Aalderink for his great contribution and wish him the best in his future challenges.”