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


John Porter is the Chief Executive Officer of Telenet. As CEO, Mr. Porter is responsible for the day-to-day operations. Prior to joining Telenet in 2013, he served as CEO of AUSTAR United Communications, at the time a Liberty Global subsidiary and an Australian public company that was a leading provider of subscription television and related products in regional Australia. He held this position until AUSTAR was acquired by Foxtel, a joint venture between News Corporation and Telstra, in May 2012... 
Biography PhotoErik Van den Enden
Chief Financial Officer (°1978)
Biography PhotoErik Van den Enden
Chief Financial Officer (°1978)


Erik Van den Enden, Telenet’s Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") as of August 2018, has over 15 years financial experience in the fast moving consumer goods (“FMCG”) and telecom sector. He has a broad background in financial management and has held key positions in M&A, strategic and financial planning, controlling, treasury and risk management. Before joining Telenet, Erik worked at AB InBev as Vice-President “Finance Transformation and Carve-Outs” where he led the worldwide integration and trans... 
Biography PhotoLuc Machtelinckx
Executive Vice President and General Counsel (°1962)
Biography PhotoLuc Machtelinckx
Executive Vice President and 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 as Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”), leading the Technology and Innovation Telenet team, he is responsible for Mobile and HFC Network Build and expansions, Network Operations for Telenet's HFC and Mobile services, Field Operations, Converged Fixed & Mobile Engineering and Innovations and to deliver Telenet services such as video platform, etc… Mr; Berger is driving several programs to remain the leading provider in superior connectivity wit... 
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 Digital, AI, websites / Portals, Sales, CRM, Billing, OSS, middleware, BI, Big data and Enterprise / ERP. Responsibilities include all operational support of the systems estate, cyber security, all software development, and testing o... 
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. Since 2015 he is Chief Transformation Officer, leading the integration of BASE and SFR, including guidance in terms of operating model, digital transformation and new ways of working. 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 19... 
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 at 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... 
Biography PhotoMartine Tempels
Senior Vice President Telenet Business (°1961)
Biography PhotoMartine Tempels
Senior Vice President Telenet 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 in the IT sector at NCR (AT&T) and moved to EDS in 1996 assuming responsibilities as Belux Business Unit Manager for the financial and commercial sector. In 2007, Ms. Tempels was appointed Application Service Executive for the Northern and Central Region EMEA. Ms. Tempels holds a Ma... 
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 heading the Innovation Department and managing the CEO Office. Mr. Nieuwdorp joined Telenet in 2007 as Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary and became VP Corporate Counsel & Insurance in 2010. He started his career as a lawyer with... 
Biography PhotoAnn Caluwaerts
Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs (°1966)
Biography PhotoAnn Caluwaerts
Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs (°1966)


Ann Caluwaerts, Chief Corporate Affairs, brings to the table over 25 years of experience in the global telecom as well as local media industry. Before she began working at Telenet, Ann gained experience at BT and Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products. She has extensive experience in strategic communications, regulatory affairs, strategy development, change management, stakeholder management as well as managing P&L’s. Within Telenet, she is currently responsible for the wholesale division as well as ... 
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...