Stéphane Coruble has been appointed as IP Network’s new managing director, effective January 1, 2016.

Coruble, currently IPTV and New Business Director of RTL Belgium, will succeed Marc Schorestene who will retire after having led IP Network since 2008. Until the end of the year, Marc Schorestene and the IP Network management team will work closely together with Stéphane Coruble to ensure a smooth transition.

“The ever increasing competition in the digital media world calls for closer co-operation across RTL Group to provide our global advertising clients with the best service,” said Matthias Dang, chairman of the Board at IP Network.

“With its unique international presence, IP Network is ideally positioned to explore these growth opportunities. Given the tasks ahead, I’m delighted that Stéphane Coruble will take over as the new Managing Director of IP Network. Stéphane is the perfect choice to drive change and further growth at IP Network: he combines international experience, excellent knowledge of RTL Group and its advertising sales houses with strong expertise in digital multiscreen advertising.”

Stéphane Coruble adds: “I’m delighted to take on this new challenge of leading IP Network and its team in a world of increasing convergence. I strongly believe that IP Network will be able to leverage all of the assets of the various RTL Group units to offer a global proposition to international advertisers in the various fields of video and digital marketing, branded content and, of course, traditional TV and radio sales.”

Marc Schorestene: “After nine years with IP Network and seven years as Managing Director I’m happy to hand over to Stéphane Coruble. I’m very proud of the IP Network team and what we have achieved together. Today, IP Network is a well-known international sales house which best serves the interests of RTL Group in a large part of the world. I know that Stéphane will lead the team towards new challenges and I wish him lots of success in his new position.”