Ziggo is to appoint René Obermann as its new CEO starting January 1, 2014. Obermann is currently CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG.
The Supervisory Board of Ziggo is pleased to announce that it intends to appoint René Obermann as the new CEO of Ziggo effective 1st of January 2014. René Obermann is currently CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG. This planned transition coincides with the previously disclosed retirement of the current CEO, Bernard Dijkhuizen in January 2014, and assures continued strong leadership of Ziggo in future.
Andy Sukawaty, Chairman of the Supervisory Board:
“We are very excited to have Rene Obermann join Ziggo. His leadership skills and broad global experience in fixed and mobile telecoms will help to drive continued long term growth and service innovation at Ziggo. Bernard Dijkhuizen, who as previously announced, will retire next year, will continue to lead Ziggo through this year and will work with René Obermann to ensure a smooth transition. Under Bernard’s leadership, Ziggo has realised great success in delivering world leading services to consumers in the Netherlands. René Obermann is a perfect successor to lead the company through a new phase of growth, innovation and market leadership.”
After 15 happy years at Deutsche Telekom, I am very pleased to join Ziggo. This opportunity fulfills my strong wish as an entrepreneur to move closer to operational activities and to be involved in a fast changing world of offering products and services in media and entertainment. Ziggo therefore makes an ideal match and I look forward to starting as CEO of Ziggo as of January 1, 2014.
For information purposes the intended appointment will be put on the agenda of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of shareholders of Ziggo, which will take place on April 18, 2013. The agenda and the explanatory notes to the agenda, with all relevant information, will be published tomorrow on the corporate website of Ziggo: www.ziggo.com. The works council of Ziggo will be requested to give advice in respect of the intended appointment of René Obermann.