The appointment of Sytze Voulon will accelerate Crowd Media’s monetisation phase.

Crowd Media (ASX:CM8) has appointed  Sytze Voulon as its new non-executive chairman, effective today, replacing chairman Steven Schapera who resigned in March.

Schapera will stay on as a non-executive director through the transition period until June 30.

Voulon is a highly experienced executive who has led international businesses across several industries and geographies, orchestrating their building, scaling, and transformation.

He’s been on the board of Crowd since September last year as a non-executive director.

“I’m pleased to accept the role to become chairman of Crowd Media, having worked closely with Idan (Crowd’s CEO), and the board over the past six months,” Voulon said on accepting his new role.

Highly experienced

Based in the Netherlands, Voulon’s most recent role was the CEO of Synlab Analytics & Services (SAS), a division of Synlab – Europe’s number one medical diagnostic service provider.

Under his leadership, SAS produced annual revenues of around €200m, with 2,300 employees across 11 countries.

Voulon also successfully led an exit process, one that culminated in the sale of the division to SGS in 2020, ahead of the subsequent IPO of the Synlab Group on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Since then, Voulon has been offering  his experience, skills and networking as an independent strategy and management consultant to assist start-ups and scale-up businesses.

Outgoing chairman Steven Schapera said: “It gives me great pleasure to pass the baton on to Sytze.”

“The business is in great shape, and has a very bright future ahead of it. Sytze has all the skills and relationships necessary to take the company on to the next level.”

Crowd Media has drawn on its artificial intelligence (AI) capability to create groundbreaking products such as the Talking Head platform.

The platform essentially enables one medical professional to utilise AI to answer hundreds of patients’ questions. Up to now, it has already answered more than 180 million user-submitted questions.

Just last week, Crowd announced a deal with Israeli marketing tech pioneer SourceFlare to supercharge its sales.

The company believes there is incredible revenue potential in combining Crowd’s groundbreaking Talking Head technology with SourceFlare’s advanced marketing tech.

“Seeing progress made on the Talking Head AI platform, I am excited by this upcoming phase for Crowd, which will look to accelerate from development to monetisation,” said Voulon.

“I would like to thank Steven for his contributions to Crowd ,which has the company in a position to build momentum on the commercial front in the year ahead.”

This article was developed in collaboration with Crowd Media, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

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