About Me

Personal Details

  • Name: Dan D'Aversa
  • Date of birth: 24 May 1969
  • Nationality: Luxembourgian
  • Twitter: @dandaversa
  • Phone: (+352) 621 290 081
  • Email: dan@dandaversa.com

My View on the Business

I enjoy exploring issues and coming up with possible solutions, which may, at times, challenge established approaches. Being a person who thinks in the longer term, combined with an enjoyment of thinking more broadly and theoretically around issues and implications my aim is to offer the companies I am working for a potentially powerful combination of these qualities developed to contribute significantly to the development of strategic plans and goals. My style of management is likely to combine clear direction with a strong sense of plan and structure.

My Professional Background

Work Experience

2014 June -

352MediaHouse

Mediapreneur & Serial Innovator

Within the 352MediaHouse Experience I am developing Products and Services within the area of Innovation and Lifestyle where my Experience as a Cross Media Expert and being an Entrepreneur in the Development of the Technologies and the Media Industry of the Future will flow together.

2012 June - 2014 June

Tango S.A. / Belgacom S.A.

Director Entertainment & TV

As Director Entertainment & TV – reporting to Didier Rouma CEO Tango S.A. and Bruno Chauvat EVP Entertainment at Belgacom S.A. I headed the launch of the IPTV Service “Tango Generation”.  Tango the leading alternative Luxembourgish operator offering fixed telephony, mobile and Internet services and is a member of the Belgacom Group since 2008.

Tango Generation Magazine N1 – October -December 2012
RTL Report 26/11/2013 – Belgacom 11+ an Tango Generation: Football & More à gogo!

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2004 January - 2012 June

RTL Group S.A. Luxembourg

Associate Vice President - RTL Group

As the Associate Vice President for Radio I reported to Elmar Heggen Head of Controlling and Thomas Rabe Chief Financial Officer RTL Group. I was in charge for the European wide business development of RTL Group’s Radio Station Network.

  • Head of Radio Luxembourg (English Service)
  • Chairman of the RTL Group Radio Synergy Committee
  • European Radio Business Development
  • Media Technology Partnerships (Automotive Harman Becker, Sony, Panasonic, Visteon)
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Licensing Agreements

2002 January - 2004 January

RTL Group S.A. Luxembourg

Strategy Executive- RTL Group

As Strategy Executive within RTL Group’s Business Development and Strategy Department reporting to Bruno Chauvat Chief Strategy Officer RTL Group, I was in charge for the development of Interactive television, Distribution, Pay TV, Premium Rate Services, New Media, Wireless, M&A and development of Digital Radio (Terrestrial, Satellite)

2000 January - 2002 January

RTL Group S.A. Luxembourg

Project Manager- RTL Group

As Project Manager reporting to Johannes Züll Senior Executive Vice President RTL Group of the RTL Group Department Internet & New Technologies I was responsible for Radio & Digital Audio Development, M&A, Investment Proposals, Market Research, Technology Assessment, Joint Sourcing Projects.

1999 December - 2000 December

RTL Radio Télé Lëtzebuerg / CLT-UFA S.A.

Head of RTL New Media

Head of RTL New Media, reporting to Alain Berwick Director of RTL Lëtzebuerg, with the mission to propell the first News and Entertainment Portal rtl.lu to the next level.

1989 May - 1999 December

CLT - Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion

On Air Talent - RTL Radio an Télé Lëtzebuerg

After several internships, I started my career in Media at RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg reporting first to Max Kuborn then to Fernand Mathes. I worked as a TV and Radio Editor, Reporter, On Air Talent and Producer. As I believed in the expansion of Radio and TV to the new emerging Media, the Internet, back in 1995 I proposed to RTL to create the first Web Presence of the CLT, rtl.lu.

My Education

Education

1975 - 2015

Just Any Place is a Good Place to Learn and to Grow - DDA 2015

Convinced Life Long Learner

MCE Management Centre Europe Brussels: Advanced Finance Course

MCE Management Centre Europe Brussels: Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Inlingua: Business English

CNA Centre National de l’Audiovisuel Luxembourg – Internship

Radio Télé Univers Metz, France – Internship

Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation: HAM Radio Class A Licence

University of Trier: Master in Politics, Philosophy and Communication

Secondary School Lycée Michel Rodange General Certificate of Education in Art

Academy of Music of Luxembourg, Musical Theory, Piano

Elementary School Remich Luxembourg

References

  • Bruno Chauvat

    Executive Vice President Belgacom S.A.

    “Au cours de deux experiences professionnelles, chez RTL Group en 2003 et Belgacom/Tango S.A. en 2012, pendant lesquelles j’ai eu un role de supervision directe ou indirecte de Dan, j’ai pu remarquer une implication professionnelle totale dans ce qu’il entreprend. Dan a une connaissance etendue des medias, que cela soit les medias « traditionnels » (radio, TV) que ceux plus recents lies àInternet, aux OTT et à l’IPTV.”

  • Thomas Rabe

    C.E.O Bertelsmann A.G.

    “Herr D’Aversa besitzt neben exzellenter Fachkenntnisse in den Medien und den dazugehörigen Technologien, eine sehr hohe Auffassungsgabe und die Fähigkeit, in kürzester Zeit optimale Ansätze zur weiteren Entwicklung des Unternehmens zu finden und autonom durchzusetzen.”

  • Johannes Züll

    C.E.O RTL Televizija Croatia

    “Herr D’Aversa identifizierte sich stets in vorbildlicher Weise mit der übernommenen Verantwortung, entwickelte viel Eigeninitiative und setzte die getroffenen Ziele energisch und beharrlich um. Herr D’Aversa engagierte sich mit großer Einsatzfreude, starker Energie und Ausdauer in innovativen Projekten und erwarb sich durch seine hohe fachliche Leistung und durch seine überzeugende Persönlichkeit die Anerkennung und Wertschätzung des Managements und seiner Kollegen. Auch sein Auftreten gegenüber Geschäftspartnern war stets vorbildlich.”

What I am good at

Skills & Knowledge

Areas of Specialization

Management & Leadership92%
Broadcast Media Radio & TV96%
Social Media & Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 94%
New Media Business 94%
Telecoms & ICT85%
IPTV & OTT92%

Recognitions

Karate - Green Belt 2011

12 April 2011 / Karate Club Strassen
Green Belt

MCE Advanced Finance for Non-Financial Managers

30 November 2001 / Management Center Europe Brussels

HAM Radio Licence 1995

15 March 1995 / ILR Luxembourg
Ministère des Communications

LANGUAGE SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

English
Fluent
French
Native
German
Fluent
  • Broadcast Media
  •  On Air Talent
  •  Voice Overs
  •  Live Events
  • Digital Audio Broadcast Expert
  • Video Production and Editing
  • Audio Production and Editing
  • Digital Marketing Automation
  • Lead Generation and Customer Conversion
  • e-Commerce
  • Web Development
  • User Experience (UI / UX)
  • Google Analytics & SEO
  • Social Media Marketing SMM
  • Paid Advertising Campaigns SEM

Hobbies & Interests

  • Sports

    Sports

    I am a passionate figure-skater and in he summer I exchange my ice-skates with my Rollerblades..

  • Media Technologies

    Media Technologies

    Media Technologies are my daily food. I like to explore new disruptive technologies which enable new business models, improve the quality our lives and make a difference.



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