Jean Philip De Tender is Director Media at the EBU, the European Broadcasting Union, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Before he has been working 25 years for VRT, the Flemish public broadcaster in Belgium.. He started of as journalist for various television and radio programs. Later as television program manager he became responsible for a wide range of programs in all genres (fiction, entertainment, current affairs, reality, …).
From 2007 till 2014 he was the general manager of the biggest television channel in Flanders. During his management Eén grew to an enormous success with more than 33 % market share and a clear vision about public broadcasting. Later he was in charge of all VRT’s television channels (Eén, Canvas, Ketnet and OP12).
Jean Philip De Tender loves writing and sharing his ideas. He is a well read blogger. Earlier Lannoo published his first book “Alles is een verhaal” (“Everything is a story”).
As an inspiring personality he often lectures and speeches internationally both within and outside the media world.
He loves reading books and is inspired by everything that crosses his path.
His drive in life : “Create order in the chaos and chaos in the order”.