Baptiest Coopmans, SVP Operations, oversees our technology, network and its operations across Europe as well as the services we deliver to other operators. On behalf of the leadership team he also leads cross-European value creation projects.

Baptiest joined the Liberty group in 2013 as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ziggo, then UPC Netherlands, where he led the merger of UPC and Ziggo to become the leading national cable and media-operator achieving sizable synergies. He is a member of the Supervisory Board at VodafoneZiggo Group Holding B.V., a Dutch joint venture of Liberty Global and Vodafone Group Plc.

Prior to joining Liberty Global, he was the Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors at KPN, the Dutch incumbent telecommunications operator, from 2006-2011. He also had an 18-year career at Unilever, including a period as Unilever Mexico’s Chairman and Country Chief Executive Officer.

Baptiest also chairs the Supervisory Board for Eindhoven University of Technology.

He holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Industrial engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Baptiest lives in Driebergen with his wife and three children.

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