Liberty Global has appointed Madalina Suceveanu to the newly-established role of managing director, mobile and cloud technology.
Suceveanu, who will also sit on Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet’s board, will report to Liberty Global chief technology officer Enrique Rodriguez.
Suceveanu will be responsible for developing Liberty Global’s technology strategy and its investments in mobile and cloud technologies. Liberty Global said the creation of the role aligns with the fixed mobile convergence strategy that has driven a number of its major transactions in recent years combining fixed and mobile network assets, including the merger of Virgin Media and O2 in the UK and acquisition of Sunrise in Switzerland.
Liberty Global’s products delivered through fixed and 5G mobile networks now connect a total of 85 million subscribers across Europe, according to the company. Liberty Global’s investment arm, Liberty Global Ventures, has also invested in a series of mobile and cloud businesses, including Pax8, Aviatrix and Lacework.
Prior to joining Liberty Global, Suceveanu held senior leadership positions at Vodafone Group PLC, including CTO of the European Cluster, Turkey and Egypt and CTO of Vodafone Ireland.
She also served as chief networks officer at Vodafone in Germany.
Prior to joining Vodafone, Suceveanu worked in several senior roles at Orange Romania from 1997 until 2013, rising to chief technology officer.