Duco Sickinghe has worked for more than 25 years in the technology and media industry. He holds a Dutch Master’s degree in Law from Utrecht University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia University. His focus has been on finance, marketing, strategy and general management. Mr. Sickinghe started his career in finance with Hewlett Packard in its European headquarters in Switzerland. He then moved to Germany to become head of marketing of the LaserJet product line for Europe. He concluded his tenure at HP Europe by building out its indirect sales channels. He served at NeXT Computer, first as Vice President Marketing Europe and then as General Manager for France. After leaving NeXT, Mr. Sickinghe became co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Software Direct, which later became a joint venture with Hachette in Paris. Mr. Sickinghe joined Wolters Kluwer in 1996, and as General Manager of Kluwer Publishing in the Netherlands oversaw its transition to electronic media and re-engineered the Company’s traditional business. He joined Cable Partners Europe in early 2001 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Telenet in the summer of 2001. Mr. Sickinghe has lived in Belgium, the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Mr. Sickinghe is also a member of the board of directors of Zenitel NV (Belgium) and of Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (US).