Brussels, 29 June 2018 - Telenet Group Holding N.V. (‘Telenet’, Euronext Brussels: TNET) has announced today that Erik Van den Enden is the new Chief Finance Officer at Telenet as of August 16. He will join the Senior Leadership Team and report to John Porter, CEO at Telenet.
Erik Van den Enden (39) has over 15 years of financial experience in the fast-moving consumer goods (‘FMCG’) and telecom sector. He has a solid background in financial management and has in recent years held top positions in strategic and financial planning, controlling, treasury, and risk management. Erik currently works for AB InBev as Vice President Finance Transformation and Carve-Outs. In this position, he leads the global integration and transformation of SAB Miller’s financial processes in AB InBev and is responsible for the follow-up of the synergy programme following the acquisition of SAB Miller. Before that, Erik was the driving force for developing and implementing a new strategy for the European market for AB InBev, which led to a renewed increase in turnover from 2015 onwards.
Prior to starting at AB InBev in 2007, Erik Van den Enden worked for three years at Telenet as Interconnect Manager and Product Manager of residential Internet and telephony.
John Porter, CEO of Telenet, comments: ‘We’re delighted to be able to recruit Erik Van den Enden as the new CFO of Telenet. With his experience of various aspects of financial management, both in an FMCG company and in telecom, Erik is the ideal candidate to lead our financial department. Erik has proved at AB InBev that he can realize major integration projects and has a focus on operational efficiency. After 11 years, he’s returning to Telenet, where we still have the same ‘can do’ mentality as in those days. Erik will certainly recognise this again. I’m really looking forward to working with Erik.’
Erik Van den Enden studied Civil Engineering and Electronics at KU Leuven and has also obtained a master’s degree in General Management at Vlerick Management School. He has taken specialist training courses in business and finance at Insead and Wharton University.
Erik Van den Enden is a father of two and enjoys travel, sports (skiing, tennis, and running), and classical music.