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Ibarra tipped to lead Sky Italia

June 25, 2019

KPN CEO Maximo Ibarra is leaving the Dutch phone company after less than two years in the role to reportedly take the helm of Comcast’s Italian pay-TV unit, Sky Italia.

Ibarra, 50, has resigned for “pressing family reasons” and because he is to move back to Italy to “take up a new executive position”, accordng to a statement from KPN. He is set to lead the role on September 30th.

“I have been with KPN since 2017 and was appointed CEO in 2018. I regret the timing, but family reasons gave me no choice. I will dedicate myself the coming months to secure a seamless transfer to my successor,” said Ibarra.

Ibarra will replace Andrea Zappia as Sky Italia CEO if the reports ring true.

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