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Madalina Suceveanu joins Liberty Global as MD, Mobile & Cloud Technology

Liberty Global plc has appointed senior technology executive Madalina Suceveanu to the newly-established role of Managing Director, Mobile & Cloud Technology, reporting into Liberty Global Chief Technology Officer Enrique Rodriguez. In addition, she has also been appointed to Telenet’s Board of Directors.

In the new role, Suceveanu will be responsible for developing Liberty Global’s technology strategy and its investments in mobile and cloud technologies. The creation of the role aligns with Liberty Global’s fixed mobile convergence strategy which has driven a number of major transactions in recent years combining leading fixed and mobile network assets, including the merger of Virgin Media and O2 in the UK and acquisition of Sunrise in Switzerland.

In total, Liberty Global’s next-generation products delivered through advanced fibre and 5G networks now connect a total of 85 million subscribers across Europe and the UK. Liberty Global’s investment arm, Liberty Global Ventures, has also invested in a series of leading mobile & cloud businesses, including Pax8, Aviatrix and Lacework.

Suceveanu will make her first conference appearance as a Liberty Global executive today at the European Women in Technology event at the RAI in Amsterdam.

Prior to joining Liberty Global, Suceveanu held several senior leadership positions at Vodafone Group PLC, including CTO of the European Cluster, Turkey and Egypt and CTO of Vodafone Ireland. She also served as Chief Networks Officer at Vodafone in Germany. Prior to joining Vodafone, Suceveanu worked in several senior roles at Orange Romania S.A. from 1997 until 2013, rising to Chief Technology Officer.

Enrique Rodriguez, Chief Technology Officer, Liberty Global, comments: ‘Madalina is a senior technology executive of the highest standing and we’re thrilled that she is joining us in this newly-created role. We look forward to benefiting from her vast experience as we continue to develop our strategy to deliver even more innovation for customers and partners.’

Madalina Suceveanu adds: ‘I am very excited to join Liberty Global in this new role of Managing Director, Mobile & Cloud Technology. I look forward to enabling our customers and society to benefit from the full potential of 5G and cloud technologies in timely, innovative and effective ways.’

Suceveanu has also been a member of the board of directors of the Vodafone Ireland Foundation, Orange Foundation, Netshare Ireland and SIRO, a joint venture between Vodafone Ireland and the nation’s state-owned electrical utility, ESB. In 2017 she was recognized by technology publication Silicon Republic as one of the top 25 female leaders in technology in the world.

CT Bureau

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