Fashionchick operator names Marc Duijndam its new BeNe CEO

Sanoma Media has named Marc Duijndam as its new CEO for the Netherlands and Belgium, effective from 1 January 2018. He will succeed Peter de Mönnink, who transfers to Talpa. In his new role, Duijndam will report to Sanoma CEO and President Susan Duinhoven. In addition, he will join the Sanoma Executive Managament Group.

Marc Duijndam - Photo: Sanoma

Sanoma Netherlands operates brands such as e-tailer Fashionchick and magazines Style Today, Nouveau, Flair and Linda.

In Belgium the company’s portfolio includes titles such as Fashionista, Libelle and Flair. In addition to the Netherlands and Belgium, Sanoma operates in its home country Finland, Poland and Sweden. In 2016, the publisher employed over 5,000 people and its net sales totalled €1.6 billion. Sanoma’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki exchange. 

At the moment, Duijndam serves as the CEO of the largest Dutch real-estate website, Funda. Previously he held posititons at Google, where he was the Country Director for Benelux; LinkedIn, where he was advisor to its European management, as well as various other commercial positions in media companies. Duijndam currently also holds non-executive positions as a member of the Board of Directors for online companies Vonq, Inshared, Relay42 and Holland Venture.

“I am very much looking forward to start working for Sanoma. The large portfolios of well-known and loved brands hold all the opportunities to further expand the cross-media offering. After having worked for so long in pureplay online businesses, I am excited to be responsible for such a large and diverse portfolio of businesses,” said Duijndam.

“Marc’s strong online and commercial media experience positions him perfectly to continue Sanoma’s successful strategy in the Dutch and Belgium media markets," said Susan Duinhoven, President & CEO of Sanoma. "He is very well experienced to grow our strong pureplay online assets, such as and Fashionchick, and in combination with our strong data capabilities to stimulate the cross-media expansion of our other media brands."


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