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Manuel Kohnstamm

Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Liberty Global

Manuel Kohnstamm

Manuel Kohnstamm is Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for Liberty Global. He is responsible for developing and implementing Liberty Global’s regulatory strategy, public policy, government affairs and corporate communications. Mr Kohnstamm is an executive officer of Liberty Global and sits on Liberty Global’s Executive Leadership Team and the Regulatory Committee.
 
Mr Kohnstamm joined the Europe operations of Liberty Global’s predecessor in September 1999 and held several positions in corporate affairs, public policy, and communications. He was appointed to his current position in January 2012. From 1992 until he joined Liberty Global, Mr Kohnstamm worked at Time Warner Inc., most recently as Vice President of Public Affairs in Brussels for its subsidiaries Time Inc., Warner Bros., and Turner Broadcasting. Prior to joining Time Warner, Mr Kohnstamm worked with the consulting group European Research Associates in Brussels where he conducted macro-economic and policy studies on the telecommunications and defense industries.
 
Mr Kohnstamm is a member of VodafoneZiggo’s Supervisory Board and fulfils the role of chairman until the end of 2019. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Unitymedia GmbH, a Liberty Global subsidiary in Germany as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Global’s subsidiary Telenet Group Holding NV, a Liberty Global subsidiary and a Belgian public limited liability company.  
 
Mr Kohnstamm is President of Cable Europe, the European Cable Communications Association. In addition, Mr. Kohnstamm is Co-Chair of the Board of the non-profit organization Lessons for Life Foundation, a charitable organization focused on education in Africa.  
 
Mr Kohnstamm graduated in Political Science and holds a Doctorandus Degree in International and European Law from the University of Amsterdam. He also holds a Postgraduate Degree in International relations from the Clingendael Diplomat School in The Hague, and successfully completed the Cable Executive Management Program from Harvard Business School, Boston (MA).

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