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  • Gert Ysebaert
    Antwerp, Belgium


Gert Ysebaert has spent his entire professional life working in the media industry, and since 2013 served as CEO of Antwerp, Belgium-based Mediahuis.

In the past decade, Gert has led Mediahuis on its path to further digital growth of its services and brands – including international expansion beyond Belgium with the acquisition of NRC Media and Telegraaf Media Groep in The Netherlands, Independent News & Media in Ireland, Saint-Paul Luxembourg, and Medienhaus Aachen in Germany.

Mediahaus has evolved into a leading European multi-media company with more than 4,500 employees, turnover of €1.2 million, and reaching every day 10 million+ people in five countries.

INMA background

Gert has been an INMA member and active participant in World Congresses and Global Media Awards competitions dating back more than two decades. He joined the INMA Board of Directors in 2021 and was elected First Vice President in 2022. He is scheduled to assume the presidency of INMA on June 1, 2024, with a term concluding May 31, 2026.

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