FORA.tv Speaker - Michael Fries
Mike Fries is President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Global, Inc. 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 second largest cable TV operator in the world and the largest outside the U.S. with 35 million video, voice, and broadband internet subscribers, operations in 13 countries and $10.3 billion of revenue.
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.
06.11.13 | 01:17:57 min
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