Virgin CEO Schueler to Lead Liberty-Telefonica U.K. Unit (1)

April 6, 2021, 8:50 PM

Liberty Global Plc’s chief executive officer in the U.K., Lutz Schueler, was named to lead the combined cable and wireless company it’s creating with Telefonica SA’s O2.

The German-born Schueler has been given the job of overseeing the 31.4 billion pound ($43.4 billion) merger of Liberty’s Virgin Media cable business with the British mobile carrier, the companies said Tuesday, confirming earlier reports. He previously led Liberty’s German company Unitymedia and moved to Virgin Media after Liberty sold that business to Vodafone Group Plc in 2019.

The deal still awaits approval from the U.K.’s antitrust regulator, the ...

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