Michael T. Fries

Years In Cable: 30

Education: BA, Wesleyan University

A 30-year veteran of the global cable industry, Fries has been instrumental in Liberty Global’s expansion over the last two decades. In the last year, he focused on combining organic growth with the adoption of new technologies and significant acquisitions to achieve international scale and consumer connectivity. The company sealed a $5.3 billion deal to acquire Cable & Wireless Communications, which added scale to its operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, and, in a strategic content play, agreed to purchase a stake in Lionsgate.

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