Paul Verwilt

COO, Mediahuis, Belgium

Paul Verwilt is a seasoned C-level executive with over 25 years of management experience and 15+ years in the high-tech industry. He’s been COO at Mediahuis and CEO of its Digital Marketplaces in the last seven years since the merger of Belgian publishers Corelio and Concentra’s news and classifieds business. Prior to that, Paul spent eight years at Concentra rising through the ranks to CIO and later COO positions.

Mediahuis is the largest newsmedia publisher in Belgium with 4 titles (De Standaard, Het Belang van Limburg, Het Nieuwsblad and Gazet van Antwerpen). Mediahuis is also the owner of NRC, the leading Dutch quality newsmedium, TMG Media with Telegraaf as its flagship and MGL, a strong regional publisher in Dutch Limburg. Recently Mediahuis acquired INM, the leading publisher in Ireland and Northern Ireland and Saint-Paul Luxembourg, owner of the Luxemburger Wort.

In addition, Mediahuis holds positions in the digital marketplaces business in Belgium, the Netherlands and Ireland (Jobat, Zimmo, Hebbes, Vroom, Gaspedaal, relatieplanet, carsireland, etc) as well as radio, TV and freesheet markets. It has around 4,300 employees and revenues of just over 1000 million euros a year.

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