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Ticketscript Announces New CTO

LONDON (VIP NEWS) — Self-service ticketing system provider Ticketscript has appointed a new CTO in the form of André Buren, who will take over from the company’s co-founder Ruben Van Den Heuvel, who is shifting over to the job of Head Of Product Innovation.

As CTO of Ticketscript, Buren is responsible for further innovation and international expansion of the integrated self-service ticketing platform. He leads international teams of over 40 professionals within product and IT development.

Buren has held various managerial positions in the past 20 years for leading e-commerce companies. Prior to ticketscript, Buren worked as CTO for Emesa Holding, where he was responsible for the innovation and technical creation of popular Dutch leisure activities website Buren’s tenure at Emesa saw rapid growth of the business, going from start-up to a company valued at over £80 million.

Frans Jonker, CEO of Ticketscript, said: "André holds the ideal combination of innovation, management and technology skills needed for this important position. With André’s depth of knowledge within IT and its various complexities, I am confident that he will help drive Ticketscript to the next level.”

Buren adds: "Ticketscript is a young and energetic company with huge ambitions. I am delighted to part of the next phase of growth."

Earlier this year, the London-based equity firm, FF&P, invested £7 million in ticketscript to support the company’s ambitious international growth strategy. Buren’s appointment coincides with the recent appointment of Nick Wells as Country Director UK, and the company’s ranking in the Deloitte UK 2014 Technology Fast 50 as one of the fast-growing tech companies in the UK.