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Liberty Global unveils major management changes

International cable group Liberty Global has announced a series of major changes to its European management team.

The company has created a new position of managing director, European broadband operations, to be filled by current UPC Netherlands managing director Diederik Karsten. Karsten will take over the functions of current UPC Broadband president and chief operating officer Gene Musselman, who has announced plans to retire from his main role at the end of this year. Musselman will continue to serve as CEO of Liberty’s German operation Unitymedia and will also serve as special advisor the CEO of Liberty Global on strategic and operating initiatives.

Robert Dunn will meanwhile replace Karsten as managing director of Liberty’s Dutch operation on January 1. Dunn is currently managing director of UPC Ireland, and the company is in the process of identifying a successor for him in that role.