Hasselt, Belgium – Zürich, Switzerland – 27 July 2021
Koen Muylkens was appointed Managing Director of ZAPPWARE Belgium.
As of today, Koen Muylkens will lead ZAPPWARE Belgium, a leading provider of digital TV solutions. He is taking over the responsibilities of Patrick Vos, who will become an executive director at the Swiss group’s head office in Zurich. Previously, Koen Muylkens set up and managed the Belgian R&D center of the Paris-based digital home connectivity company SoftAtHome, deploying his products at multiple telecom operators around the world. He grew this innovation, development and deployment center to a 65-people operation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Muylkens held different leadership positions at the French multinational media and communications corporation Technicolor.
Jan Reinhart – Managing Director at Reinhart Capital says: “I am convinced that Koen Muylkens is the perfect fit to lead the Belgian-based ZAPPWARE entity. With his entrepreneurial spirit and his strong technical background, he will help us master the fast-paced technological evolution of this industry.”
Koen Muylkens, Managing Director of ZAPPWARE: “I have always been impressed by the track record of ZAPPWARE over the 20 years of its existence. It has led the technology life cycle in the video business ever since and I am now honored to be appointed to lead this unit. Excited to write the next chapter in home entertainment with this talented team in Hasselt.”
Zappware, founded in 2001, combines creativity and technology into powerful digital TV solutions for Entertainment Service Providers. With proven and award-winning user interfaces Zappware currently serve millions of devices around the world and provide an intuitive and personalized multi-screen TV experience across set-top boxes, smartphones, tablets and PCs. It includes a unified Service Delivery back-office that allows the operator to monetize the service on cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV, OTT and hybrid networks. Zappware has been acquired by Reinhart Capital in March 2021.
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