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CEO John Porter lends his chair to a student for one day

Today John Porter, CEO of Telenet, shares his office with a student of Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management. Lenka Slezakova will walk a day in John’s shoes and discover what a day in the life of a CEO is like.

This ‘position switch’ is part of the ‘CEO for a day’ concept, an event that started in Spain eight years ago. The concept is being organised for the third consecutive year in Belgium by the international executive search company Odgers Berndtson.

The concept is quite simple: after a comprehensive selection, five top master students of Solvay Brussels School are linked to five CEO’s of large companies in Belgium. In practice, this means that Lenka will accompany John an entire day to all his meetings and encounters, both internally and externally.

John Porter is enthusiastic: “I’ve been really looking forward to this day. One the one hand it is a unique opportunity for future talents to further develop themselves professionally. Lenka will learn how theory is translated into operations and how we translate strategic decisions in specific plans. On the other hand, I hope she will inspire me with her fresh ideas. I’m also looking forward to find out what drives young, future talent. In other words, I am convinced it will be a win-win for both of us.”

In addition to John Porter, the CEOs of AGC, Degroof Petercam, EVS Broadcast Equipment and Solvay are also participating in this concept.

About Telenet Group NV/SA

As a provider of entertainment and telecommunication services in Belgium, Telenet Group is always looking for the perfect experience in the digital world for its customers. Under the brand name Telenet, the company focuses on offering digital television, high-speed Internet and fixed and mobile telephony services to residential customers in Flanders and Brussels.

Under the brand name BASE, it supplies mobile telephony in Belgium. The Telenet Business department serves the business market in Belgium and Luxembourg with connectivity, hosting and security solutions. More than 3,000 employees have one aim in mind: making living and working easier and more pleasant.

Telenet Group is part of Telenet Group Holding NV and is quoted on Euronext Brussel under ticker symbol TNET. For more information, visit Liberty Global - the world's largest international TV and broadband company, investing, innovating and empowering people in more than 10 countries across Europe to make the most of the digital revolution – owns a direct stake of 57.3% in Telenet Group Holding SA/NV (excluding any treasury shares held by the latter from time to time).

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