Balich Wonder Studio appoints Tom Van Hemelryck as new CBO

Balich Wonder Studio, part of media and entertainment powerhouse Banijay, announced the appointment of Tom Van Hemelryck as Group Chief Business Officer. In this way, the experienced talent concludes two decades working with PRG Group

2 FEB 2024

Tom Van Hemelryck

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The Italian live entertainment company Balich Wonder Studio, part of the French media and entertainment powerhouse Banijay, announced an agreement to appoint Tom Van Hemelryck as the new Chief Business Officer of the Group. Tom Van Hemelryck spent 20 years at PRG Group, where he started in 2003 as International Sales Manager until becoming Co-CEO/Co-President of EMEA and APAC in 2022. His broad expertise in executive leadership, growth, and transformation management, as well as an integrated go-to-market and marketing strategy, has allowed him to forge successful synergies and strategic alliances amongst diverse stakeholders on a global scale.

Stefano Core, Balich's CEO, highlighted the impressive career of the new addition: "With unique skills and over 25 years of experience in live entertainment, sports, and special events industry, Tom will be an invaluable addition to driving our international growth," said.

On the other hand, Marco Balich, Chairman of Balich Wonder Studio, highlighted the potential that this organizational change has for the expansion of their business: "Tom has demonstrated strong capabilities in business development. This appointment marks a significant step forward in our commitment to global expansion and innovation," said.

Van Hemelryck showed great enthusiasm for the new challenge: "Each time, I saw passion, commitment, and a willingness to take each project to the next level. I've always been extremely charmed by this. It is, therefore, with immense pride and excitement that I recently decided to join this family, and I look forward to working with everyone and realizing the international growth and expansion we want to achieve. The Art of Wonder is what Balich Wonder Studio stands for, and I look forward to creating wonder together with everyone here," Van Hemelryck said.