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Virgin Media Ireland boss moves to UPC Hungary

Magnus Ternsjo

Magnus Ternsjo

The CEO of Virgin Media in Ireland, Magnus Ternsjö, has moved to take the chief executive role at UPC Hungary – an internal switch between two Liberty Global-owned companies.

In his new job Ternsjö will report to Severina Pascu, who leads the Central and Eastern Europe region within Liberty Global, and he will  be responsible for a business with 1,200 employees and more than 700,000 cable customers.

Ternsjö took the top job at UPC Ireland – which announced it was rebranding to Virgin Media last month – in June 2013. He became a member of the Virgin Media Executive Committee in December 2014.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time leading first UPC Ireland and, latterly, the transition to Virgin Media. This is a fantastic team with exciting plans for the future. While I leave Ireland with a heavy heart, I am looking forward to my next challenge leading the UPC Hungary business,” said Ternsjö.

Virgin Media CEO, Tom Mockridge, added: “Magnus has led our business in Ireland during a significant period. He leaves with our warmest wishes and many friends. Ireland is an important market for Virgin Media; we are investing to grow our business.”

Virgin Media Ireland said it will make an announcement about Ternsjö’s successor in “due course”.