A few hours ago, the Eurovision fans worldwide stood shocking when the EBU executive supervisor Mr. Jon Ola Sand tweeted that he’s stepping down from his role right after Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam
The past decade @EBU_HQ has been fantastic & exciting but it’ll also be good to come home. I’m looking forward to my new role ensuring that @NRKno continues to be a world-class public broadcaster. But still plenty of work to do for #ESC2020 before then! https://t.co/Of8O3ZppIj
— Jon Ola Sand (@jonolasand) September 30, 2019
Jon Ola Sand love story with the Eurovision Song Contest started in 2010. Sand was working as a television producer for the Norwegian television channel NRK and was appointed to use as the Executive Producer of the 55th Eurovision Song Contest 2010, held in Oslo, Norway. thanks to the spectacular event in Oslo, Jon Ola Sand was offered to replace Svante Stockselius (2004-2010) and began his role as the executive supervisor of the contest in Germany 2011, a job he did tremendously until today. with his stepping down, he will also leave the “Head of Live Events” responsible for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovision Choir and Eurovision Young Musicians competitions. the EBU will now begin the search for a worthy candidate to step in Sand’s position.
Right after the 2020 celebrations in Rotterdam will end, Jon Ola Sand is scheduled to be back at the Norwegian broadcast NRK where he first started his career in 1981. in his new exciting role, Sand will use his phenomenal experience to develop NRK as a public broadcaster.
Jon Ola Sand decided to share the news with his followers on the social media saying: “The past decade @EBU_HQ has been fantastic & exciting but it’ll also be good to come home. I’m looking forward to my new role ensuring that @NRKno continues to be a world-class public broadcaster. But still plenty of work to do for #ESC2020 before then!”. And as Sand himself titled his tweet: “Take it Away!”