Nieuw management UPC en LGI

Liberty Global heeft vandaag wijzigingen in de management aangekondigd die vooral in Nederland gemerkt zullen worden. Hier stukken uit dat persbericht:

DIEDERIK KARSTEN TO BE APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR, EUROPEAN BROADBAND OPERATIONS

ROBERT DUNN EXPECTED TO BECOME MANAGING DIRECTOR, UPC NETHERLANDS

Liberty Global, Inc. today announced that it will appoint Diederik Karsten to the newly created position of Managing Director, European Broadband Operations for Liberty Global effective January 1, 2011.

Diederik Karsten has served as Managing Director, UPC Netherlands since 2004. In his new capacity as Managing Director, European Broadband Operations for Liberty Global he will oversee the day-to-day operations of LGI’s cable businesses spanning 10 European countries, 13.5 million customers and 19.9 million RGUs at June 30, 2010. These businesses operate under various brand names today including Cablecom
(Switzerland), Unitymedia (Germany) and UPC (8 additional markets). He will also remain a board member of Telenet, LGI’s Belgian subsidiary. Based in Amsterdam, Karsten will become an executive officer of Liberty Global reporting to President and CEO Mike Fries, and will be a member of the company’s executive management committee.

Robert Dunn, Managing Director of UPC Ireland since 2006, is expected to succeed Diederik Karsten as Managing Director of UPC Netherlands, effective January 1, 2011. From 2000 to 2006 Robert Dunn served as Managing Director, Finance and Accounting and then CFO of UPC Broadband in Amsterdam.

Mike Fries, President and CEO of Liberty Global, said:

“Diederik Karsten has been one of our top operating executives, managing the turnaround of our Dutch cable business and demonstrating the leadership and drive we will need during our next phase of growth in Europe, which now represents 82% and 88% of our revenue and subscribers. I’m excited that he has agreed to accept this position and look forward to
welcoming him to our team of executive officers at Liberty Global based in Denver, London and Amsterdam.”

Bron: LGI

~ door pietboon op 30/09/2010.

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