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Sunrise UPC unveils exec committee and management structure

Sunrise UPC – the new combined Swiss operator from the merger of Sunrise and Liberty Global’s UPC Switzerland – has named its executive committee headed by the company’s CEO, former Sunrise chief executive André Krause.

The committee comprises Krause, deputy CEO and chief operating officer Severina Pascu – previously deputy CEO at Virgin Media – and 12 other senior executives, including CFO Jany Fruytier – previously CFO at UPC Poland – and CTO Elmar Grasser, previously CTO of Sunrise.

André Krause

Other key names include Duncan Macdonald, chief information officer, Stefan Fuchs, chief marketing officer, Françoise Clemes, chief customer officer, Mich Fernhout, chief strategy and transformation office and Marcel Huber, chief regulatory and access officer.

The list is completed by Tobias Foster, chief human resources officer, Giuseppe Bonina, chief sales officer, Rober wigger, chief business officer, Christoph Richartz, chief YOL officer and Nadine Zollinger, general counsel.

Grasser and Macdonald will have dual-line reporting to Krause and Liberty Global CTO Enrique Rodriguez, while Fruytier will have dual-line reporting to Krause and Liberty Global CFO Charlie Bracken.

Fernhout, Foster, Zollinger and Huber will primarily report to Krause, while Fuchs, Bonina, Wigger, Clemes and Richartz will report to Pascu.

“Today’s leadership appointments at Sunrise UPC represent a huge step forward in Liberty Global’s ambition to create the most exciting connectivity platform the Swiss market has ever seen. I am incredibly proud that we have been able to appoint a team of such talented and experienced executives. Under Andre’s direction, I know that the whole Executive Committee will lead by example, providing continuity and strategic clarity as we cement our plans to create a truly converged Swiss champion,” said Mike Fries, CEO, Liberty Global.

“With the new Executive Committee, the Sunrise UPC business has a world-class team ready to lead from the front and to give the combined company the best possible start. And, as with the entire integration, I have placed particular emphasis on a stable organisation, the best blend of leaders from both companies and a balanced share of responsibilities. I look forward to working with the new EC and shaping our new company’s future with all employees of Sunrise and UPC,” said Krause.