Roland Kleve is the new managing director of Eindhoven Marketing

20 February 2024
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Roland Kleve will start on 1 May 2024 as managing director of Eindhoven Marketing. He succeeds Peter Kentie (managing director of Eindhoven365) and Eric Boselie (managing director of Eindhoven247). They announced late last year that they were handing over the directorship after 12.5 years.

Roland Kleve will assume the role of managing director for Stichting Eindhoven365, Stichting Eindhoven247, and Stichting SUOG. Eindhoven365 is the city's official marketing organization. Eindhoven247 is responsible for large-scale (sports) events, and SUOG is in charge of exploiting outdoor advertising in Eindhoven. Together, the foundations form 'Eindhoven Marketing' and work on behalf of the municipality of Eindhoven. The Supervisory Board found a connecting and inspiring leader in Roland for the whole organization.

The Supervisory Board has searched for a successor that fits the next phase of Eindhoven Marketing in the past months. Edzo Doeve, chairman of the Supervisory Board: "The Supervisory Board has found in Roland Kleve a successor for Peter Kentie and Eric Boselie, who are leaving Eindhoven Marketing concurrently. Roland grew up in Eindhoven and has gained national and international experience in marketing and events. His drive and great enthusiasm for the city of Eindhoven give us great confidence for the future. Roland wants to build on the work done by Peter and Eric. With his experience and connecting ability, the further development of the organization and cooperation with the various stakeholders is in good hands."

Roland Kleve

"I am eager to use my knowledge and experience for my city; it feels like returning home."

Portret Roland Kleve

In recent years, Roland has held diverse marketing and events roles at Disneyland Paris, Bobbejaanland, Formula 1 Circuit Zandvoort, and Stage Entertainment, amongst others. For the past five years, he has been the academy director for Leisure and Events at Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas). Roland about his next step as managing director of Eindhoven Marketing; "As an Eindhoven native, I am proud to follow in Peter and Eric's footsteps. I am eager to use my knowledge and experience for my city; it feels like returning home. With great energy, I am looking forward to getting started with the team."