Liberty Global names new CEO for Latin American & Caribbean operation

Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK, LILA and LILAK), an international TV and broadband company, has announced that Balan Nair, currently Chief Technology & Innovation Officer for Liberty Global, will assume the position of President and CEO of its Latin American and Caribbean operation once the split-off from Liberty Global occurs, which is expected around the end of the year, the company said.

Nair brings to his new role nearly 25 years of experience in the telecommunications, Internet, cable and media industries. As one of Liberty Global´s top executives over the last 10 years, he has managed the group´s fixed and mobile network operations, broadband and video product development and strategic planning.

Prior to joining Liberty Global in July of 2007, Nair served as AOL´s Chief Technology Officer overseeing technology, IT, and network operations. Prior to his role at AOL, Nair spent 12 years at Qwest Communications International Inc., most recently as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer.

Liberty Global has operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information, visit