Karsten has served as managing director, UPC Netherlands, since 2004. In his new capacity, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of LGI's cable businesses spanning 10 European countries, 13.5 million customers and 19.9 million RGUs. He will also remain a board member of Telenet, LGI’s Belgian subsidiary. Based in Amsterdam, Karsten will become an executive officer of Liberty Global reporting to President and CEO Mike Fries, and will be a member of the company’s executive management committee.
Robert Dunn, Managing Director of UPC Ireland since 2006, is expected to succeed Karsten as managing director of UPC Netherlands.