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Press Release

28. January 2021

Organizational Alignments for Arvato Systems‘ Vidispine Business Division


Nicolas Ley appointed as Vice President

  • Restructuring of management team
  • Nicolas Ley to take on responsibility for new business division

Gütersloh – From January 1st, the management team of Arvato Systems‘ ‘Vidispine’ business division has been restructured. As of now, Nicolas Ley, in his role as Vice President, will take on the overall responsibility for the division. He will directly report to Ralf Schürmann, CEO of Arvato Systems S4M GmbH. Holger Noske, Erik Åhlin and Isak Jonsson will take on more leadership responsibilities.

In the middle of last year, the product portfolios of the two ‘Broadcast Solutions’ and Vidispine business divisions merged under the new go-to-market brand ‘Vidispine – An Arvato Systems Brand’. From an organizational point of view, the merging of the two brands will now be underpinned by restructuring management roles and tasks. Nicolas Ley, who previously oversaw Broadcast Solutions‘ delivery and support in his role as Senior Director Solutions, has been in charge of the ‘Vidispine’ business division since the beginning of this year. Nicolas graduated in media technology and has a longstanding industry track record. Before joining Arvato Systems, where he has spent a considerable part of his career, he held positions at Avid and Fraunhofer.

Along with Nicolas Ley and as members of the new ‘Vidispine’ management team, Holger Noske will be responsible for managing and developing the cross-industry ‘VidiNet’ content platform; Erik Åhlin will be in charge of Sales & Marketing while Isak Jonsson, in his role as Chief Technologist, will be responsible for the product portfolio. In addition, Holger Noske will oversee business development of the whole ‘Media’ business division at Arvato Systems.

Behind the newly combined Vidispine brand is a complete ‘content ecosystem’ of the company’s own product portfolio and professional services together with a strong community of partner vendors, consultants and service providers and developers creating solutions for organizations. The restructured portfolio includes solutions for the broadcast and media & entertainment industry, including enterprise Media Asset Management, Content Planning & Rights Management and Ad Tech, as well as the cross-industry content platform, VidiNet.

About Arvato Systems


Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies through digital transformation. More than 3,000 staff in over 25 locations epitomize in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes and take on IT systems operation and support. Vidispine is a brand of the Arvato Systems Group. The Vidispine portfolio enables companies working with media to focus on their core business by providing easy access to technology that supports their business needs. Our platform enables customers to get the maximum value from their assets, rights, media inventory and market. As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Our business relationships are personal; we work with our clients as partners, so that together we can achieve long-term success. 

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