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Balan Nair

Balan Nair

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Liberty Global
United States
Balan Nair is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Liberty Global. In this capacity he is responsible for overseeing Liberty Global's worldwide network, Technology and Innovation operations, including Product Development, IT, Network Operations, Mobile Operations and Global Supply Chain functions. He also leads our Technology Investment Venture group and our Corporate Strategy Group. To support Liberty Global's customer-centric focus, Mr. Nair is instrumental in working with our senior management and board to leverage our innovation and technology operating model on a global basis. Mr. Nair is an executive officer of Liberty Global and sits on Liberty Global's Executive Leadership Team and the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Liberty Global in July of 2007, Mr. Nair served as AOL's chief technology officer overseeing Technology, IT, and network operations. Prior to his role at AOL, Mr. Nair spent 12 years at Qwest Communications International Inc. (Qwest), most recently as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Nair sits on the boards of Charter Communications, a leading cable operator in the United States, and Adtran Corporation. In addition, he is a co-chair of Energy 2020, an initiative of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers to reduce the cable industry's power consumption. He holds a patent in systems development and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado.  Mr. Nair holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, both from Iowa State University. 
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