Cees Jan Faber saying goodbye as CEO of Faber Audiovisuals: “The right moment.”

7 May 2024

After almost a quarter of a century, Cees Jan Faber is leaving as CEO of Faber Audiovisuals as per June 2024. Under his leadership, the company has grown into a leading player in the audiovisual industry in Europe and approximately 200 employees work every day from various locations in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France to facilitate the most prestigious events with high-end audiovisual solutions.

In 2001, Cees Jan took over the family business from his parents, which at the time had 4 employees. Over the years, Cees Jan grew the company from a regional player to a market leader in Europe. His aim has always been to fully facilitate the client by delivering the best quality, both in materials and people. That combination turned out to be successful. In 2014, Cees Jan sold his shares to the American NEP Live Events Group. Under the wings of NEP, Cees Jan managed to further grow the company every year through various acquisitions and organic growth and established the Faber company as a strong brand in the European market.

The daily management of the company will for the time being, be taken care of by Johan Akkerman (CFO). He will lead the daily operations with the support of the current management team. Cees Jan is convinced that his team will serve clients with the same commitment as before.

Very proud

“Our journey together has been something very extraordinary,” says Cees Jan. “I am extremely proud of the success, but even more so of the way we achieved it as a team. Growing significantly every year from a small company to its current size demands a lot from an organization. Team Faber is of an exceptionally high level. A team of hard workers with a no-nonsense attitude; professionals who always aim for the best results.

It goes without saying that leaving behind the family business and this fantastic team is one of the most difficult choices of my life. Still, I think this is the right time to leave. The company is in better shape than ever and is tightly organized. The team can now continue independently towards the future. I feel like I’ve gotten everything out of it, and it therefore feels like the right time to take this step and make time for other ambitions.

In addition to my enormous gratitude to my team, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to Faber’s success. In particular all our customers and relations who have placed their trust in us over the past 25 years. It was a fantastic adventure, thank you!”

Cees Jan Faber



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