Former A-Film Benelux CEO Wilco Wolfers has been appointed COO of eOne Benelux and will start work on August 15.

Wolfers joins CEO Jan Kouwenhoven and CFO Sandra Materman in rounding out the leadership team and brings more than 25 years of industry experience.

The new hire most recently served as chairman of the branch organisation Nederlandse Vereniging van Filmdistributeurs.

He was a board member of several foundations and held posts at Warner Brothers Pictures Holland, Disney and Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Jeffrey de Graaff continues to oversee eOne’s theatrical operations in Belgium and the Netherlands.

“We are very excited that Wilco is joining our company. It provides a solid base for the business continuity and it creates organisational growth”, said Kouwenhoven.

“I’m very excited to start this challenge at Entertainment One Benelux after so many years in the industry,” said Wolfers. “I’m looking forward to working with this great team, including Jan, Jeffrey and Sandra, and to contribute to a strong future of one of the largest independents in the Netherlands.”