John Porter is a seasoned CEO with over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications, media and entertainment industry. Under his leadership as CEO of Telenet, the leading provider of telecom, media and entertainment services in Belgium, the company has substantially diversified its portfolio, built the largest Giga-network in Europe, led the way to the creation of the network infrastructure company WYRE and made bold moves in the media & entertainment sector, both locally and internationally. John Porter also led the company through a profound agile and digital transformation. He is passionate about advancing diversity and inclusion, promoting servant leadership and leading with purpose.
Prior to joining Telenet, he was the CEO of AUSTAR, a leading entertainment company in Australia. He led the company from its inception until its acquisition by Foxtel. Before that, John also worked at Time Warner (Ohio), Group W, and Westinghouse Cable Systems (Texas & Alabama).
John is a global citizen with American-Australian dual nationality and has worked and lived on 3 continents. He enjoys riding his bike over the weekends and sharing music / book tips with his 4 children and wife over a beer.