Michael Thomas Fries is an American businessperson who has been at the head of 16 different companies. Presently, he occupies the position of Executive Chairman at Liberty Latin America Ltd., President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Liberty Global Plc, Chairman at Sunrise Communications Group AG, Chairman of Virgin Media Ltd., Chairman of Virgin Media, Inc. and Vice Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Liberty Global, Inc. (which are all subsidiaries of Liberty Global Plc) and President-Asia Pacific at Austar Entertainment Pty Ltd.
He is also Chairman at The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Chairman of Denver Biennial of the Americas Corp., Member-Overseers Board at Columbia Business School, Member of Young Presidents' Organization, Inc. and Member of World Presidents' Organization and on the board of 9 other companies.
In the past Mr. Fries held the position of Chairman-Supervisory Board at Priority Telecom BV, Chairman of Austar United Communications Pty Ltd., President & Chief Executive Officer for Liberty Global (Private Equity), Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Liberty Global Plc LiLAC, Chief Executive Officer of UnitedGlobalCom LLC, President & Chief Executive Officer for UGC Europe, Inc., President & Director at UnitedGlobalCom, Inc. and Governor-Digital Communications at Forum Mondial de L'Economie.
He received an MBA from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University.