New CEO Appointed for RTL Nederland


Sven Sauvé has been named as the new CEO of RTL Nederland, succeeding Bert Habets, who has been co-CEO of RTL Group since April.

Sauvé, currently COO of RTL Nederland, will take up the new post on July 1. He will report to Habets, and over the coming months, the two will work closely together to ensure a seamless management transition.

Sauvé joined RTL Nederland in January 2007 as business director of RTL Nederland Productions. From March 2009 to September 2012, he was business director for TV at RTL Nederland, and has served as COO since September 2012. In this position, he has also been the managing director of RTL Nederland’s subscription on-demand platform Videoland.

Habets said: “I am delighted that we have found, in Sven Sauvé, an experienced and dynamic executive from within our Group to lead RTL Nederland into its next phase. Sven combines business acumen, leadership skills and a distinct sense for future developments. He is deeply familiar with RTL Nederland and the Dutch media landscape and has been a key force in defining and implementing RTL Nederland’s consumer-focused strategy of delivering first-class local content across all linear and non-linear platforms. I am very much looking forward to continuing our close and trustful collaboration in a new constellation and wish him lots of success in his new role.”