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Why did Ziggo's board ask Obermann to become CEO?

Thursday 14 March 2013 | 15:07 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
The Netherlands' largest cable operator Ziggo announced that Rene Obermann, until the end of this year CEO of Deutsche Telekom, will take over from Bernard Dijkhijzen next year as CEO of Ziggo. DT announced already in December that CFO Timothy Hoettges would succeed Obermann. In January Obermann hinted that he was looking for a smaller employer, not in Germany or the US, in order to get closer to the business.

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Companies: Caiway / CIF / Com Hem / Deutsche Telekom / Kabel Deutschland / Liberty Global / Ono / T-Mobile Nederland / UPC / Vodafone / Ziggo
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