Coopmans will replace Severina Pascu who took over the CEO position of Liberty Global’s Swiss cable subsidiary almost one and a half year ago. Pascu will stay in the Liberty Global group and support the company’s largest subsidiary, UK cable operator Virgin Media, as deputy CEO and CFO.
Coopmans joined Liberty Global in 2013 as the CEO and managing director of UPC Netherlands, where he led the merger of UPC and Ziggo. He currently oversees technology, network and operations for Liberty Global across Europe as well as the services it delivers to other operators.
Like Pascu, in his new role Coopmans will also oversee Liberty Global’s operations in Poland and Slovakia.
“I am very much looking forward to my new role and to having the opportunity to further execute and build on Switzerland’s growth plan, which Severina has successfully initiated,” said Coopmans. “The Swiss market is challenging and highly competitive, but leads the way in Europe as far as innovation and digitisation are concerned. I’m excited to work with the highly skilled Swiss team and to lead UPC in the second phase of its growth plan.”