Com Hem, one of the largest cable operators in Sweden, has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Barron as Executive Chairman.
Barron was formerly Chief Operating Officer of Virgin Media and prior to that COO of Modern Times Group. He brings to Com Hem a combined 18 years of experience in the media and cable sector, a track record of successfully launching TiVo and other advanced cable services, and a strong understanding of the Swedish media landscape from his time at Modern Times Group.
In his role as Executive Chairman, Barron will work alongside Tomas Franzén, current Chief Executive Officer, in running the company’s day-to-day operations. Andrew will also invest in Com Hem and lead the search for a new CEO to replace Tomas who will be leaving the company by the end of 2014.