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Liberty reorganises Austrian and Swiss operations

Eric Tveter

Eric Tveter

Liberty Global has appointed UPC Cablecom managing director, Eric Tveter, as CEO of a newly created Swiss and Austrian division.

The reorganisation, which is effective as of August 1, will also see UPC Austria’s current managing director, Thomas Hintze, become chairman of UPC Austria and senior advisor, reporting to Tveter.

Liberty said that the changes will allow its Austrian and Swiss operations to join forces and focus on the “unique customer needs in both markets, benefitting from economies of scale.”

It added that the move will provide opportunities to explore “further regional cooperation.”

“Eric Tveter is ideally positioned to take his new role for the Austria/Switzerland region with more than 30 years of experience in the cable industry and a proven track record at Liberty Global,” said Diederik Karsten, executive vice president of Liberty Global’s European broadband operations.

“In the course of the last five years, he led the successful turnaround of the Swiss business. UPC Austria is in a stable position today and both operations are poised for further growth.”