Telenet names new strategy chief

Liberty Global-backed Belgian cable operator Telenet has named Dieter Nieuwdorp as senior vice-president, strategy and corporate development.

Nieuwdorp, who will take up his new post on May 1, will become a member of the senior leadership team and will report directly to CEO John Porter.

Nieuwdorp has worked at the Telenet legal department as vice-president, corporate counsel and insurance since March 2007. In his new role he will take charge of Telenet’s strategy department, succeeding Vincent Bruyneel, who will become the new vice-president, strategy and corporate development at Liberty Global as of May 1.

“Telenet has several talented managers in its ranks. Following Dieter Nieuwdorp’s promotion, I want to stimulate internal promotion. Dieter is in fact a Telenet employee pur sang. He has been closely involved in all major decisions over the past years. This means he has extensive knowledge, which makes him the ideal candidate to fill this role,” said Porter.