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Liberty Global gives Salaets Austria and Switzerland role

Benny Salaets

Benny Salaets

UPC Austria and UPC Cablecom, the new combined organization for Liberty Global’s networks in Austria and Switzerland, has appointed Benny Salaets as VP of strategy and business development. 

Salaets, who previously worked for Belgian operator Telenet in a number of product management and business development roles, will take up his new post within the Liberty Global group on April 1.

Matthias Krieb, previously in charge of strategy and transformation, will take on a new role within the regional organization as VP of cable access. In this new role, Krieb will focus on the commercial management as well as the positioning and development of the triple-play cable connection.

“I want to thank Matthias Krieb for his outstanding efforts in his previous role during the last years. The transformation of the cable connection from the formerly purely analogue TV access to a full-fledged digital communications port for TV, Internet and telephony is a strategic focus to delight our customers over the long term. I am happy that we won Matthias Krieb for the acquisition of this important new role,”said Eric Tveter, CEO of UPC Austria nd UPC Cablecom.

“I am delighted that we have a leader with impressive track record in the field could win products, strategy and content with Benny Salaets. His experience and expertise in these areas will be to us in the future direction of the company, entertainment partner number 1, be of great benefit. For his new job, I wish him every success.”