Jon Ola Sand

Jon Ola Sand quits as Head of Eurovision

The past nine years, Jon Ola Sand has been Head of Eurovision Song Contest. He has just announced, that Eurovision 2020 will be his last

Take it away!

Jon Ola Sand – Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest – will leave his job after Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. He will also leave the Head of Live Events post which oversees the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovision Young Musicians and Eurovision Choir competitions.

After Eurovision 2020, Jon Ola Sand will return to his country, Norway, and begin a new role at the head office of public broadcaster NRK, overseeing their new strategy to create a powerful, innovative and forward-looking organization.

Jon Ola Sand says to

– The past decade at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has been fantastic and exciting, but it will also be good to come home.

– I have been involved with the Eurovision Song Contest for over 20 years. First as Head of Delegation for Norway, then as Executive Producer in Oslo in 2010 and I have been privileged to have been the captain of the ship in Geneva for the past 9 years.

– Rotterdam will be my 10th Contest as Executive Supervisor and it seems a good time to pass on the baton and take on a new challenge at NRK. In my new role I will work to ensure that NRK continues to be a world-class public broadcaster and will be in the best possible shape for the future.

EBU will now conduct a selective search for Jon Ola’s successor.

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