André Duval, founder, main shareholder and president of Duval Union cv announces leaving the collective. His departure today is the completion of a long, productive career in the marketing and communications sector with the foundation of Duval Union, an investment cooperation in marketing and advertising technology, in 2012 as a highlight.
André Duval: “I look back with satisfaction on 40 wonderful years in advertising. After selling Duval Guillaume to the Publicis group in 2011, the aim of Duval Union in 2012 was my interpretation of how the advertising industry must evolve. I will keep being fascinated by entrepreneurship and by the impact of technology on our domain, but it is time for me to say goodbye to an active role and to make way for a new generation of young entrepreneurs that will continue build this Union of autonomous businesses together.”
In 2014 Duval Union has evolved into a cooperative partnership with varying participations in service businesses after the arrival of Klaus Lommatzsch en Marc Bresseel. The past couple of years, André Duval has been phasing out his involvement in favor of his partners.
Klaus Lommatzsch explains: "André’s vision to create an ecosystem of expert companies was the right idea at the right time. Today we stand firmly in the market with 16 companies and 230 employees. Which is why we can offer a broad - yet relevant - expertise to help our client. We thank André for the collaboration and will do whatever it takes to grow the legacy of the brand."
"We have a good foundation for an even stronger story which will have a bigger impact for our clients. Consolidation at a certain level, expansion on one hand and at the same time focus and simplicity on the other hand, an even stronger Duval Union brand story, an efficient new business machine and better awareness for every expert business in the Union. This are the guiding principles we try to reconcile and continue to lay out together with all leaders of the Duval Union partner companies", Marc Bresseel adds.