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Michael T. Fries

Mike Fries is President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Global. A 28-year veteran of the cable and media industry, he has spent nearly his entire career building international distribution and programming businesses. Today Liberty Global is the largest international cable company with 48 million video, voice, and broadband internet subscribers1, operations in 14 countries1 and over $17 billion of revenue2. Mr. Fries was a founding member of the management team which launched the company’s international expansion over two decades ago, and has served in various strategic and operating capacities since that time. He was appointed president and chief executive officer in 2005 and is a member of Liberty Global’s board of directors and its two-person executive committee along with the company’s chairman, Dr. John C. Malone. Mr. Fries is an active industry partner and Telecom Governor of the World Economic Forum and a member of World Presidents Organization. He also serves as a trustee or board member of a number of professional and philanthropic organizations including CableLabs┬«, The Cable Center, Museum of Contemporary Art - Denver, the Denver Biennial of the Americas, the Alliance for Choice in Education, and Teach for America, among others. He was recognized as Communications Executive of the Year (2010) by Communications Technology Professionals, honored by Ernst & Young as the U.S. National Entrepreneur of the Year in Media, Entertainment and Communications (2012), and named Industry Leader of the Year (2010, 2013) by Digital TV Europe. In June 2011, Mr. Fries was inducted into Cable Television Pioneers association. Mr. Fries holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University (where he is a member of the President’s Advisory Council) and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

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