Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Liberty Global makes new management appointments

Liberty Global
Wednesday 15 May 13

Liberty Global, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will appoint Robert Dunn, currently Managing Director (“MD”) of UPC Netherlands, to the position of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Virgin Media upon the closing of that acquisition. He will succeed Eamonn O’Hare who has decided to leave the company to pursue new opportunities. Mr. Dunn has held several senior management positions with Liberty Global over the last 13 years…

Liberty Global, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will appoint Robert Dunn, currently Managing Director (“MD”) of UPC Netherlands, to the position of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Virgin Media upon the closing of that acquisition. He will succeed Eamonn O’Hare who has decided to leave the company to pursue new opportunities. Mr. Dunn has held several senior management positions with Liberty Global over the last 13 years, including MD, UPC Ireland for five years, and CFO of Liberty’s European cable division. He will report to Tom Mockridge, who was announced as Virgin Media’s incoming CEO last week.

Baptiest Coopmans, former Member of the Board of Management at KPN N.V., will assume the position of MD, UPC Netherlands. Mr. Coopmans has developed expertise across a range of international management roles, building comprehensive experience across telecoms and consumer markets. As a Member of the Managing Board of KPN N.V. from 2006 to 2012 he was, among other roles, MD of KPN Netherlands and MD of KPN Consumer Markets. In his new role at UPC Netherlands, Mr. Coopmans will report to Diederik Karsten, Executive Vice President of Liberty Global’s European Broadband Operations.

Mike Fries, President and CEO of Liberty Global, said: “Robert is the ideal choice for the CFO position given his deep understanding of our business following important leadership roles in the Netherlands and Ireland over the last 13 years, which make him uniquely qualified to help steer Virgin Media during its next phase of growth. I would also like to acknowledge the significant contribution made by Eamonn O’Hare, an outstanding executive who played a central role in the recent success of Virgin Media. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Diederik Karsten, EVP of Liberty Global’s European Broadband Operations, said: “We are excited to see Baptiest join the company as he brings a wealth of experience to bear, having held leadership roles at KPN’s consumer division for both fixed and mobile services. He also oversaw major quality and service improvements across all of KPN’s business divisions. This followed a 17 year career at Unilever where he built a solid track record of success, holding senior management positions in a number of highly competitive markets.”

About Robert Dunn
Robert has been MD of UPC Netherlands B.V. since January, 2011. He previously served as MD of UPC Ireland B.V. from 2006 and was MD of Finance & Accounting of UPC Polska LLC (UPC). He joined UPC in May 2000 and served as CFO of UPC Distribution, the cable television and triple play division of UPC from January 2001. He earlier served as Group Controller of Impress Packaging Group B.V. from May 1997 to May 2000. He worked with Price Waterhouse, London for nine years from October 1988. Robert has been Director of UPC Polska LLC
since June 2000.

About Baptiest Coopmans
Baptiest Coopmans served Royal KPN N.V. from September 2006 until April 1, 2012. He was MD of Consumer Division for both Fixed and Mobile Services, and later became MD for KPN the Netherlands, also leading the BtoB division and the Network and IT division. He joined Royal KPN N.V. after a career with Unilever where he held various (commercial) management positions. He served as MD of the Ice Cream and Frozen Foods company in the Benelux from 2000 until 2004 and was Chairman of Unilever in Mexico from 2004 until 2006.


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