Strix Benelux, a division of MTG’s Nice Entertainment Group, has appointed Vincent Dijkema as its CEO.
Dijkema is the co-developer of such series as The Voice, The Voice Kids and I Love My Country, as well as other factual entertainment shows including The Neighbours (Bonje met de Buren) and the cooking show Karawane der Koche.
Dijkema takes over as CEO following Roy Aalderink‘s departure from the company earlier this fall. He begins his role on Jan. 1.
“Being the new CEO of Strix Benelux is a great new step. I am really looking forward to working with this great talented team and a solid media group worldwide,” said Dijkema, in a statement. “Being a creative I certainly want to add new great formats and programs to our portfolio and continue to invest in the outstanding relationship with our clients.”
Previously, Dijkema served as a program consultant for format entertainment for the BBC’s in-house entertainment division, and was a senior creative at Talpa, where he co-developed The Voice of Holland and Holland’s Next Millionaire.
Prior to that, he was the founder of the production company Screenyard; a program developer with D&D Production; and a production manager at K&B Events and Television.
“I am thrilled and happy that Vincent is joining our fantastic team at Strix,” said Morten Mogenson, CEO of Nice Entertainment Group. “I am sure he will contribute with a lot of great energy and creative ideas. Coming from a long international career I am confident he will continue to deliver great ideas and content to all of our clients.”