CTAM Europe’s Board of Directors provides vast leadership & industry experience to the organisation.
Without their ongoing support and strategic guidance CTAM Europe would not be where it is today. Please meet our Board of Directors:
Prior to AMCNI, Louise spent seven years at Travel Channel as Head of Affiliate Sales and Marketing, joining the company at its launch in 1994. She also enjoyed a marketing career within The Economist’s Intelligence Unit.
Louise graduated from the University of London with a degree in Economics and Politics, and also achieved a CIM diploma in Marketing.
Prior to joining LG he has been employed by Stokvis-Niehe Producties, a subsidiary of Endemol, overseeing its initiatives in the new media space. At RTL, the largest commercial broadcaster in The Netherlands, Lukas was responsible for Business Development at iMedia, the “new media” unit of RTL. As General Counsel and VP Business Development at @Home Benelux, Lukas was instrumental in establishing and operating the joint venture between several Dutch cable operators, Intel and At Home Network.
With over 20 years’ experience in the television, internet and cable industry in various roles, Lukas continues to be fascinated by the ever developing worlds of media and technology. Lukas holds a law degree from the University of Maastricht and lives in Amsterdam with his wife Lynda and their son, Olivier.
In his early career Paul worked for Lee Enterprises in the US in a strategic marketing role across the TV and Newspaper divisions off the group. He was responsible for building out the strategic planning model for the business and ensuring the local businesses were aligned and engaged in
Paul returned to Ireland and worked with MCI WorldCom and led the build out of their network in Dublin and the growth of their customer base across SME and MLE. He moved to a European role based in the UK managing marketing and brand for B2B across 13 countries.
He was Marketing Director for O2 Ireland for 5 years and was instrumental in driving the growth and success of the brand based around a clear focus on the customer and delivering fresh and innovative customer propositions. Paul was responsible for Pricing, Brand and Communications and base management across business and consumer divisions. O2 enjoyed 5 years of consistent growth both top line and with best in class margin performance.
After 02 he joined the Irish Times as Commercial Director to lead the development and launch of their digital strategy and run the P&L for the business. He led the creation of an integrated commercial team to deliver revenue growth across digital, data and traditional media. He grew the business to be the No.1 digital media brand and increased profitability significantly.
Paul was recruited as MD to establish IPG Mediabrands in Ireland and to lead the turnaround of its two media agency brands Initiative and Universal McCann who were both loss making and at risk. Within two years he had achieved this and both business were growing again and returned to profit.
Prior to joining Virgin Media, Paul worked with Davy Irelands largest Wealth management business as Director of Brand and Strategy. He was recruited to lead the transformation of the business from its stockbroking roots to a holistic wealth management provider. He lead the digitisation of the business and the introduction of customer focussed strategy driven by customer NPS and linked directly to performance and remuneration models for all customer facing staff.
Paul’s role as VP Commercial for Virgin Media is to lead and inspire a winning commercial team to constantly innovate and deliver market leading results. He is responsible for both consumer and B2B divisions in Ireland. Paul has led the delivery of a restructure of the commercial team, and the subsequent growth in our customer base across mobile, cable and B2B.
Paul was promoted to MD, Virgin Media Television in May 2020.
Paul holds an MBA from St. Ambrose University in the US and was made a fellow of the Marketing Institute in 2007. He was a board member of the International Newsmedia Marketing Association (INMA).
He has helped keep Media Companies from ESPN to AMC at the forefront of content and platform innovation, audience engagement, and value creation. He has had the pleasure of collaborating with the environmentalist and activist Robert Redford through the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance TV, as well as political reformer and conservationist Senator Alan Cranston, both in the US Senate and at the Global Security Institute.
Marco is currently the Founder and MD of Screen+, a Media Consultancy, as well as a Partner of Planet Positive Ventures, which is a venture capital think tank and investment advisory firm founded by industry veterans to address humanity’s most pressing needs and its symbiotic existence with Nature.
He joined CommScope in 2019, with the acquisition of ARRIS. Starting in the mobile networks division of Motorola in 1995 in South America, he then moved to the UK in 2003 and later to Spain in 2007, where he currently lives. During his tenure in Motorola and ARRIS he held a number of positions including program management, business development, account management and sales. Prior to Motorola, he was a Consultant with Accenture in Argentina.
Pablo holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering from ITBA in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Matthias regularly advises investment committees of worldwide leading infrastructure and buy-out investors, as well as shareholders and board members of leading telco players. His functional focus is on the development of product portfolios, infrastructure strategy, digitalization, innovation and business plans as well as investment advice and due diligence support.
In total, he has worked on the strategy of more than 60 telco players on all continents, worked on about 130 strategy exercises worldwide, and supported major investors on approx. 210 transactions. Often his work aims at linking commercial decisions to underlying technical capabilities and developments – a key challenge for all telco players and investors.
He became Managing Director of Solon in 2013 and Partner in 2017. Matthias joined Solon in 2005 and was one of the founding members of the CEE office in 2006. He headed the company’s Technology and Innovation Practice since 2009 and has been a board member of CTAM Europe since 2011.
Kasia holds an MBA from Middlesex Business School. After Kasia’s attendance at the CTAM Europe Executive Management programme @INSEAD, she is now a part of the CTAM Europe @ INSEAD alumni group.
As president and CEO of CTAM, Vicki unites leaders in media, entertainment and technology to enrich consumers’ lives with exciting experiences, from what they watch to how they communicate, to the way they live and work. She oversees CTAM’s efforts to drive collaborative marketing and communications initiatives so member companies can achieve greater success by working together, and ultimately better serve the millions of people they engage every day.
Prior to CTAM, Vicki served the executive vice president and chief marketing officer of United Way Worldwide, where she led global brand strategy, integrated marketing and strategic communications. Previously, she was executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Clear Channel Outdoor.
Vicki serves on the board of the CTAM Educational Foundation, responsible for the hallmark Cable Executive Management at Harvard Business School program.
Among her honors, Lins has been a longstanding recipient of the Cablefax Top 100 and Most Powerful Women awards, inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers, named a “Woman to Watch” by Multichannel News and featured as a First Mover by Adweek. A career-long champion of women and supporter of WICT (Women in Cable & Telecommunications), Vicki received one of their top honors, Woman to Watch, has served as a board member and is a graduate of their Betsy Magness Leadership Program.
Vicki holds an M.A. in Communication Management from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.
Mike is a payTV marketing, promotions and PR specialist with comprehensive brand experience in the tv, digital and mobile industries. He is responsible for advising channels as they look to launch in new and emerging markets. His regional experience encompasses CEE, the Balkans, Africa and Middle East + Australia.
For the last 20 years in television Mike has been working in the fields of multi-channel, OTT, IPTV, TV Everywhere and in the independent production sector. Mike has an unrivalled network of contacts with leading advertising, branding and promotions/publicity agencies, as well as with key executives at many of the principal distribution platforms across EMEA.
His wide-ranging media career encompasses: 9 years with Walt Disney’s sports network, ESPN (in senior marketing roles, including as Group Marketing Director EMEA, in charge of 10 key sport brands ). He was International Sales & Marketing Director at 3Vision where he helped ITV launch their International Entertainment Channel, ITV Choice, across Southern Africa and at GINX Esports TV he has managed launches in South Africa, Italy, Greece and Poland.
He is presently a Specialist Consultant in London at Communications & PR Agency - Pagefield.
In his current role as senior manager, Simon continues to drive innovation and growth at Melita Ltd. Under his leadership, the company has launched several new products and services that have helped to significantly increase revenue. He was also responsible for the creation of TSN sports channels in Malta. He is passionate about technology and digital innovation.
He previously held sales and marketing positions with Bwin and leading Slovenian entertainment provider ProPlus. Simon studied at University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business (undergraduate and master’s degree), has spent a semester abroad at Facolta di Economia in Torino and at Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade in Shanghai.
Simon is married and a proud father of two wonderful children.
Michiel has worked at Sand Cherry Associates as VP International Development and at Dex One as AVP Marketing Research and Strategy and Head of Corporate Strategy. He was Founder and VP Marketing at Alerta, a wireless start-up, and senior associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton in the media and telecommunications group in Amsterdam. Michiel received his BA from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the Wharton School, and an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Michiel currently serves as President of the Dartmouth Association of the Rocky Mountains. He speaks English, Dutch and French.
David is a creative and strategic thinking leader with a proven record on immediately identifying business drivers, creating and executing business strategies for growth. Broad work experience combined with hard work ethics and proven ability to lead high achieving teams. He has been a key driver behind Liberty’s double-digit growth in the business2business field over the last couple of years, with new investment in a quality business portfolio for IP Voice, Data, Cloud and enhanced business services. In his role as Managing Director Business Services for Liberty Global, David is driving the consistent growth drivers and replicating success & learnings across markets.
Prior to joining the Liberty family David has been Head of New Product Development in BT Global Services in Amsterdam, to drive the incubation of new services in BT’s broad portfolio, and simplify the experience from customer perspective. Previously held several roles at BT, Telfort and BCG. David holds a grade of Business Economics of the Amsterdam University (UvA), and Master of Business Administration (MBA), AMP, at Nyenrode Business University.
David brings a positive B2B edge towards CTAM Europe, and its community and focus.