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ESG in Netherlands ups Geurtsen

Endemol Shine Netherlands, part of Banijay Benelux, has promoted Sil Geurtsen to head of programme development.

Sil Geurtsen

Together with his creative team, Geurtsen, who most recently worked as a format developer, will be responsible for devising and developing new formats and supporting the development of international formats.

The exec, who spent four years developing formats for Talpa before joining Endemol Shine Netherlands in early 2017, will report to Rob van der Vleugel, the company’s producer of non-scripted.

Geurtsen began his career at Endemol Shine, working within the creative department as a programme developer across The Talent Project, The Road to the Million and The Biggest Quiz.

In 2018, he was seconded to the creative department of Endemol Shine North America for 10 months, where he was responsible for developing new formats and pitching programmes to US networks and streamers.

Van der Vleugel said: “Sil is a huge asset to the team and our organisation. His excellent knowledge of what is going on within the international market, his expertise in developing ideas into formats and his extensive creative network – both nationally and internationally – makes him the right person for this role.”

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