Michael Thomas Fries is an American businessperson who has been the head of 14 different companies. Presently, Mr. Fries holds the position of Executive Chairman at Liberty Latin America Ltd. and President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Liberty Global Plc, Chairman of Virgin Media, Inc., Chairman of Virgin Media Ltd. and Vice Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Liberty Global, Inc. (which are all subsidiaries of Liberty Global Plc).
He is also Chairman at Denver Biennial of the Americas Corp., Chairman for The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, President-Asia Pacific at AUSTAR Entertainment Pty Ltd., Governor-Digital Communications at Forum Mondial de L'Economie, Member-Overseers Board at Columbia Business School, Member of World Presidents' Organization and Member of Young Presidents' Organization, Inc. and on the board of 10 other companies.
In the past he held the position of Chairman-Supervisory Board at Priority Telecom BV, Chairman of AUSTAR United Communications Ltd., President & Chief Executive Officer for Liberty Global (Private Equity), Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Liberty Global Plc LiLAC, President & Chief Executive Officer of UGC Europe, Inc. and President & Director at UnitedGlobalCom, Inc.
He received an MBA from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University.