Executive management

Biography PhotoJohn Porter
Chief Executive Officer (°1957)
Biography PhotoJohn Porter
Chief Executive Officer (°1957)


John Porter is the Chief Executive Officer of Telenet Group Holding NV, a Belgian public limited liability company. In this capacity, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company, spanning over 2 million fixed and nearly 3 million mobile customers and accounting for EUR 2.4 billion of annualized revenue. Telenet’s track record of substantial innovation around the customer relationship has delivered some of the lowest churn and highest net promoter scores in the industry. Prior ... 
Biography PhotoErik Van den Enden
Chief Financial Officer (°1978)
Biography PhotoErik Van den Enden
Chief Financial Officer (°1978)


Erik Van den Enden has over 15 years of financial experience in the fast-moving consumer goods (‘FMCG’) and telecom sector. He has a solid background in financial management and has in recent years held top positions in strategic and financial planning, controlling, treasury, and risk management. Erik worked for AB InBev as Vice President Finance Transformation and Carve-Outs. In this position, he led the global integration and transformation of SAB Miller’s financial processes in AB InBev an... 

Biography PhotoLuc Machtelinckx
Executive Vice President - General Counsel (°1962)
Biography PhotoLuc Machtelinckx
Executive Vice President - General Counsel (°1962)


Luc Machtelinckx joined Telenet as Director Legal Affairs in February 1999. In this function, he was closely involved in the initial commercial steps, as well as the further development of Telenet’s telephony and internet offerings. After the acquisition of the cable assets of the mixed intermunicipalities, Mr. Machtelinckx specialized in cable television legal affairs and more specifically, he played an important role in the iDTV project. In January 2007, Mr. Machtelinckx was appointed Vice Pre... 
Biography PhotoMicha Berger
Chief Technology Officer (°1970)
Biography PhotoMicha Berger
Chief Technology Officer (°1970)


Micha Berger joined the Telenet Group in July 2013 and he leads the activities of the Engineering Department, the Service Assurance Group and Mobile Services as Chief Technology Officer ("CTO") since that time. As of July 1, 2013, he also joined Telenet’s SLT, reporting directly to the Company’s CEO. Mr. Berger has worked for Liberty Global since 2006, initially as Manager of the Engineering Department at UPC Nederland. As Vice President at Liberty Global since 2010, he has been responsible for ... 
Biography PhotoSam Lloyd
Chief Information Officer (°1974)
Biography PhotoSam Lloyd
Chief Information Officer (°1974)


Sam Lloyd joined Telenet in February 2016 to run the IT function for the combined Telenet and Base group. This division is responsible for running all of the IT systems across Telenet and the newly acquired Base company covering all software and hardware - including websites / Portals, Sales, CRM, Billing, OSS, middleware, BI, Big data and Enterprise / ERP. Responsibilities include all operational support and run & maintain activities, systems security, all software development, and testing of... 
Biography PhotoPatrick Vincent
Chief Transformation Officer (°1963)
Biography PhotoPatrick Vincent
Chief Transformation Officer (°1963)


Patrick Vincent joined Telenet in September 2004 as Customer Service & Delivery Director. In 2007 he became EVP Sales & Customer operations. In 2013, Chief Customer Officer. He is currently Chief Transformation Officer in charge of the integration of the Base Company including guidance for new operating models. Mr. Vincent started his career in 1989 in the food industry as Business Unit Manager of the cash and carry division at NV Huyghebaert. From 1994 to 1998, he was responsible for the sales... 
Biography PhotoJeroen Bronselaer
Senior Vice President Residential Marketing (°1978)
Biography PhotoJeroen Bronselaer
Senior Vice President Residential Marketing (°1978)


Jeroen Bronselaer joined the Telenet Group in September 2010 and was first responsible for the negotiations and relations with broadcasters and content suppliers. Later he took on broader roles managing Telenet’s premium sport and movie channels and was named Vice President Product Entertainment, responsible for the entire entertainment product portfolio of Telenet. In September 2015, Jeroen joined the Senior Leadership Team as Senior Vice President Residential Marketing. Prior to joining the T... 
Biography PhotoMartine Tempels
Senior Vice President Telenet for Business (°1961)
Biography PhotoMartine Tempels
Senior Vice President Telenet for Business (°1961)


Martine Tempels joined the Telenet Group in January 2009. She is responsible for the Telenet Group’s business-to-business division and joined the Senior Leadership Team in October 2010. Ms. Tempels started her career at NCR (AT&T) and moved to EDS in 1996 to become Account Manager, subsequently assuming additional responsibilities as Business Unit Manager for the financial and commercial sector. In 2007, Ms. Tempels was appointed Application Service Executive for the Northern and Central Region ... 
Biography PhotoClaudia Poels
Senior Vice President Human Resources (°1967)
Biography PhotoClaudia Poels
Senior Vice President Human Resources (°1967)


Claudia Poels joined the Telenet Group in May 2008 as Vice President Human Resources. Since June 15, 2009, she joined the SLT as Senior Vice President Human Resources. Prior to joining the Telenet group, Ms. Poels worked since 1992 at EDS, where she gained extensive experience working within various human resources disciplines. In 2002, Ms. Poels was promoted to HR Director of the Belgian and Luxembourg entity, and in 2006 she became the HR Operations Director for Northern Europe. Ms. Poels hold... 
Biography PhotoDieter Nieuwdorp
Senior Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development (°1975)
Biography PhotoDieter Nieuwdorp
Senior Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development (°1975)


As of May 1, 2014, Dieter Nieuwdorp joined the SLT as Senior Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development. Besides the development of the general strategy of the company and the structuring of M&A transactions and other partnerships, his function also includes the Project Portfolio Management Office and - since 2016 - the New Business Department. Mr. Nieuwdorp joined Telenet in 2007 as Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary and became VP Corporate Counsel & Insurance in 2010. He started hi... 
Biography PhotoAnn Caluwaerts
Chief Corporate Affairs (°1966)
Biography PhotoAnn Caluwaerts
Chief Corporate Affairs (°1966)


Ann Caluwaerts, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs and Wholesale, has got more than 20 years of experience in the international telecom and local media industry. Before she began working at Telenet, Ann gained experience at BT and Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products. Her expertise is mainly focused on strategic communications, regulatory affairs, strategy development, change management, marketing and wholesale. Ann graduated as civil engineer and followed different courses at (a.o.) Insead an... 
Biography PhotoBenedikte  Paulissen
Chief Customer Officer (°1969)
Biography PhotoBenedikte  Paulissen
Chief Customer Officer (°1969)


Benedikte Paulissen studied Applied Economics at the KU Leuven and obtained a post-graduate degree in European law at the UCL. She also worked for Flanders Technology International, a non-profit organization established by the Flemish government to promote technology, innovation and science. In 1998, she switched to Telenet and worked at the communication department and the marketing division to promote Telenet to the general public. In 2004, she was made responsible for all direct sales channel...