Eric Tveter, currently Managing Director of upc cablecom, has been appointed CEO of the newly created Swiss and Austrian region of Liberty Global, based in Zurich. Thomas Hintze, currently Managing Director of UPC Austria, has been appointed chairman of UPC Austria and senior advisor reporting to Eric Tveter.
Liberty Global says the change will enable the operations in Austria and Switzerland to join forces with a focus on the unique customer needs in both markets, benefitting from economies of scale and providing opportunities to explore further regional cooperation.
Diederik Karsten, Executive Vice President of Liberty Global’s European Broadband Operations said: “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. In the course of the last 5 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.”