FOUNDER OF FIFTEEN O SEVEN
Mike van de Sande - Owner and Managing Director
Mike, Founder and Managing Director of Fifteen O⁷ started his career in 1989 as a light operator / designer in The Netherlands.
In a couple of years he managed to be working with bands such as Phil Collins, Whitesnake, Pink Floyd, BackStreet Boys, N’Sync, Eros Ramazotti, Ten Sharp and Vaya Con Dios, doing national productions and international touring.
In 1998, Mike started his own production house (Art of Productions BV) and specialized more in to Corporate, Festivals, Theatre, Television and Video production. After 8 very successful years, he sold the company to look for a new challenge.
December 2005, Qatar, Mike started working for the biggest local technical production company in Qatar as Managing Director, his task was to re-organize the company, prepare & organize the production for the Asian Games 2006 where he managed as Production Manager a total of 12 Stages around Doha with in total more than 100 crew members.
After handing over the company back to the owner by the end of 2008, Mike satrted working for the biggest AV Company in The Netherlands Hulskamp AudioVisual, his goal was to set-up Hulskamp Audiovisual Middle East in Dubai. The Company was operational in the beginning of 2010 and started of as the main contractor for the Kuwait National Day Operetta and later that year broadcast contractor for DFI Doha Tribeca Film Festival.
In July 2012, a new challenge crossed his path as he was asked to set-up his own company in Qatar, in good cooperation with Hulskamp Audiovisual Mike was opening the company Fifteen O⁷ in October the same year and started his first production for the Doha Film Festival, full broadcast and recording services.