Meet The Team
Technical Operations Director
As Technical Project Director, Michel Commerman ensures all products and promises are realized following the highest quality and safety standards. He gained experience as architect and project leader in theming and decoration at the Belgian renown Plopsa Group. During seven years at iP2 Entertainment, specialized in Branded Family Entertainment Centres, Michel created new concepts and attractions for well-known IP holders such as Dreamworks, National Geographic, Mattel, Real Madrid, Warner Bros, Fox and Marvel. He also developed the latest VR-AR Fun creations for Mattel and National Geographic. Last year, Michel supported defining the DNA for Antwerp Zoo in Belgium as well as a new masterplan for Planckendael Zoo.
Creative & Art Director
Bill Kivi (US) is a Freelance Creative and Art Director with focus on story-driven dark rides, animations and attractions for the Themed Entertainment Industry. At Sally Dark Rides, he contributed to the Art Direction and Executive Production of Thea award winning attraction Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, and six other locations. Bill was part of the creative team who won the 2019 European Star and Park World Excellence for Sesame Street: Street Mission at PortAventura World, Spain. In addition, his contributions can be found at Hershey Park; home to Reese's interactive Cupfusion dark ride and Garfield's Underwater World Adventure. Bill is a passionate ambassador of the entertainment industry and active in several associations.
Experience Creator & Art Director
Experience Creator Sven Riegel has been designing and executing story driven and immersive experiences. With his passion for themed entertainment, architecture, graphic design and brands, he crafts and supervices projects from early stage all the way to the finish line.For Universal Studios in Japan, Sven designed and directed Sing on Tour and Freeze Ray Sliders. He supervised attractions onsite as Art Director in Movie Park Germany and Benno's Great Race at Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi. More recently, he was part of the team to design and build the Epic Universe for Universal Resort Orlando. Sven currently supports from his German Studio the BoldMove team with creative and experience design, such as Houba World and City.
Captain of Creative
Minds & CEO
As Captain of Creative Minds, and experienced sailor, Benoit ‘Ben’ Cornet steers and inspires the team to realize BoldMove’s mission of creating happier worlds. Based on his extensive technology expertise and ride insights, he knows how to connect all the dots into exciting experiences. Innovation and creativity remain high on his agenda, but always pragmatic and with a touch of humor! As Founder & previously CEO of Alterface for 20 years, Benoit pioneered the first interactive theater with Desperados, the first rotating theater, the first full media interactive dark ride and the first non-linear erratic dark ride with Popcorn Revenge. He won 20 international industry awards, including prestigious Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Benoit remains an active TEA Board Member and industry ambassador across Europe and Asia.
Queen of Happy Hearts and Managing Partner
As Queen of Happy Hearts Anja engages and connects people, reinforcing each other through passion and communication. She founded and managed for 16 years an international B2B PR agency with clients as Kodak, Ricoh and HP, building strong international brands and reputations. As Board Member of the Belgian PR association, Anja contributed to the professionalization of PR as a discipline.
In 2016 she moved into the entertainment market as PR Strategist to support Benoit in rebranding his dark ride company. International PR and marketing campaigns boosted brand and project recognition, resulting in multiple awards and great media coverage. Anja drives the BoldMove Nation partner alliance and oversees all business operations and marketing strategy with the team and partners.
Chief of Digital Worlds & CEO Polymorph
Fabrice Guichard is Managing Director and co-Founder of Polymorph, a creative Studio based in Bretagne at the beautiful French Atlantic Coast. With his team he has been devising graphic and interactive productions in CGI and virtual reality for leisure and entertainment solutions, from storyboard up to rendering and final 3D-movies. He has worked with famous IPs like Marvel, Mattel and Ubisoft, and has also created customized 3D-animated characters. Fabrice is a seasoned expert in creating digital and virtual worlds with the most engaging media content and gameplay. His friendship with Benoit Cornet resulted in an inspiring and powerful partnership to create happier worlds.
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Business Operations Director
Didier Van Weyenberge supports leisure customers with business and operational strategies across Eastern and Central Europe, integrating BoldMove's creative and technology solutions. At Plopsa Group, he was responsible for the operational management of five theme parks in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Didier developed a new organisational model for the outdoor parks and introduced a new staff planning model, as well as a programme for disabled guests. As Park Director of Comics Station Antwerp, an indoor theme park in Belgium, he led a drastic restructuring, whilst setting up partner programs for increased attendance and rolling out a complete rebranding. Based on his extensive experience, Didier analyzes business processes and implements the most suitable solutions, aiming for smart profit on the short term and sustainable succes in the long run.
Integrated Storytelling Director
As expert in Integrated Storytelling, Klaus Sommer Paulsen applies a creative and innovative mix of stories, guest experiences, creative design and technology. Based in Denmark, he shapes new universes, infused with multilayer storytelling techniques for entertainment and educational projects. He synchronizes the experiential narrative with storyline and character developments to build the most immersive experiences across a venue and its individual attractions. Klaus has worked with Nordic and international theme parks and brand owners to create compelling and engaging stories. He is a successful trainer and authority in integrated storytelling strategy at several international institutions and committees. As a Marsupilami fan, Klaus supports BoldMove to develop fun and inspiring Houba centres for the entire family.