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People: Simon Cox heads up EyeEm – three founders pursue other business ventures

Simon Cox CEO EyeEm

AI powered stock photo agency EyeEm has a new CEO this week – Simon Cox.

They say: With over 20 years in the creative image industry Simon brings a wealth of experience to the role. Namely 14 years at Peach ( as CEO where he built a global platform with operations in 30 countries; and two years as VP Media Management of Getty Images following its acquisition and integration of in 2004 where Simon was CEO for three and half years and grew revenues by 10x.

Simon will work with EyeEm co-founder Ramzi Rizk who will take on the role of President.  The three remaining EyeEm co-founders: Florian Meissner, Lorenz Aschoff and Gen Sadakane have stepped back from active involvement in the company to pursue other business ventures.

Ramzi Rizk said: “Simon’s expertise and affinity for our industry struck me from the first conversation we had. With his background, he will add significant experience to our management team and I am confident that he will lead EyeEm successfully into our next decade of building the world’s best source for commercial images.” 

Simon Cox said: “EyeEm is home to some of the world’s best, most authentic and original photo imagery. I have always believed that great aesthetics inspire people. I’m looking forward to working with the EyeEm team, its community of photographers and clients. The founders of EyeEm have built a unique and amazing company, combining a passion for truly creative photography with leading edge technology, such as the AI driven assessment of aesthetics.”

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