The Generations Network, Inc. (TGN), parent company of the Ancestry global network of family history websites, has announced the appointment of Olivier Van Calster as new Managing Director of Ancestry.co.uk. Van Calster was formerly Marketing Director at eBay
In this strategic role, Van Calster will be responsible for the growth of the
Van Calster was previously with eBay for more than four years, where he was responsible for Offline and Digital Marketing, Customer Loyalty, Public Relations, Advertising Sales and eBay
Van Calster’s early career included five years with media group Pearson, including three years at FT.com, and a spell as management consultant. He holds an MBA from Insead, the European business school.
Ancestry Senior Vice President, International Josh Hanna comments: “We are delighted to have Olivier on-board and are confident that his marketing knowledge and understanding of the
Olivier Van Caster comments: “I am very excited about the opportunity to contribute to the growth of a fabulous business with a leadership position in a fascinating area of the Digital Content market.
“Working at eBay has provided me with invaluable experience, and drawing upon my learnings I am looking forward to helping Ancestry.co.uk realise its full potential as a unique content and media asset with unrivalled expertise in sourcing, digitising and bringing to market unique historical material.”
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