EIKON Group has appointed former CEO of The Mill Robin Shenfield as Chairman.
Founded in late 2013 EIKON quickly established itself as a global leader in digital mastering and localisation for the entertainment industry working with all the major Hollywood studios and entertainment distribution companies. EIKON’s core offering is a technology and creative service hub for mastering, QC, versioning and localisation services for the feature film, episodic and trailer market, including editorial, visual effects, subtitling and censorship.
Shenfield joins EIKON at a pivotal time for the company which recently secured its second round of investment from Tenzing Equity’s £300m Tenzin I fund. As former co-founder and global CEO of advertising VFX powerhouse, The Mill, Shenfield brings a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise. Under his leadership, The Mill grew from start-up to major global VFX house, with Shenfield central to its growth, including diversifying into feature film with Mill Film – which became the first British post house to win an Oscar, for its work on Gladiator in 2001.
He will be working closely with EIKON founder and CEO, Peter Wright, and the other founders and investors to guide, mentor and assist in aiding continued accelerated growth.
Wright, said: “Robin’s experience will be of great benefit to EIKON, he was an instantly impressive individual. Outside of industry experience and skills, Robin will bring tremendous insight to further growing EIKON from an SME into a major global force. He will add real value in continuing the company’s growth trajectory and delivering excellence. We’re delighted to have him leading our board.”
Shenfield added: “I was extremely impressed with the quality of the management team and their achievements in growing EIKON in such a short space of time. EIKON has led the way in delivering quality and excellence in the entertainment industry, establishing a business that is on track to grow into a formidable global force. I am thrilled to join this ambitious team and I look forward to helping the company deliver on its ambitions.”