Endemol Shine Germany’s Marcus Wolter will be stepping down from his role as CEO and chairman at the end of January 2018.
After nine years with the company, Wolter (pictured) is leaving Endemol Shine Germany to embark on a new venture. In his place, Boudewijn Beusmans, current joint CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands, will become chairman, Northern Europe.
In his added role, Beusmans will be responsible for supporting and coordinating Endemol Shine’s businesses in the Nordics, the Netherlands and Belgium, in addition to his continuing role as joint CEO.
Beusmans first joined Endemol in 2005 and has held various international roles at the company, including group commercial officer and chief legal and business affairs officer before becoming joint CEO of Endemol Shine Netherlands in October 2015.
Until long-term leadership is appointed, Endemol Shine Germany will be led by CFO, Ute März; head of strategic development, Gabi Abegg; and director of reality & docu, Rainer Laux.
Wolter joined Endemol Germany in October 2008 as managing director and became CEO of Endemol Shine Germany in 2015. He took up the additional role of chairman, Northern Europe in 2016. Under his guidance, the company has become a leading indie production company in Germany, with an original slate of titles including The Brain, Kitchen impossible and Duel Around the World.
During Wolter’s tenure, the company launched joint ventures with German drama producers Wiedemann & Berg, and entertainment producers including Florida TV and Herr P.