President Cable Europe
Manuel Kohnstamm is Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Liberty Global, Inc., a position he has held since March 2012. In his current position, Mr. Kohnstamm is an executive officer of Liberty Global and he sits on the Company’s Executive Management Committee. Based in Amsterdam and Brussels, he is responsible for regulatory strategy, public policy and government affairs throughout the Liberty Global group.
Mr. Kohnstamm joined United Pan-Europe Communications (UPC), which later merged into Liberty Global Europe, in September 1999 and held several positions in corporate affairs, public policy, and communications. He joined UPC from Time Warner Inc. where he worked since 1992, most recently as Vice President of Public Affairs in Brussels for its subsidiaries Time Inc., Warner Bros., and Turner Broadcasting.
Prior to joining Time Warner, Mr. Kohnstamm worked with the consulting group European Research Associates in Brussels where he conducted macro-economic and policy studies on the telecommunications and defense industries.
Mr. Kohnstamm is President of Cable Europe, the European Cable Communications Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Global’s subsidiary Telenet Group Holding NV (Euronext Brussels: TNT).
Mr. Kohnstamm graduated in Political Science and holds a Doctorandus Degree in International and European Law from the University of Amsterdam. He also holds a Postgraduate Degree in International relations from the Clingendael Diplomat School in The Hague, and successfully completed the Cable Executive Management Program from Harvard Business School, Boston (MA).
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