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BT appoints Chet Patel to lead Continental European operations

DC17-085 (22 February 2017)

New leader for sustainable growth in Continental Europe

Chet PatelBT today announced the appointment of Chet Patel to lead its Continental European operations with a focus on driving sustainable growth. He will report to BT’s CEO of Global Services, Luis Alvarez, and will start in the role on March 1.

BT has been operating in Continental Europe since 1980. It employs around 7,200 people across key European business hubs, using 18 data centres, 1,000 network points of presence and 30 city fibre networks to serve many of the world’s best-known multinational companies and government institutions.

Chet Patel has been BT’s president for Global Portfolio & Marketing for the past 18 months, responsible for the products and services which support the company’s global growth plans and play an influential role with BT’s largest global customers.

Chet has more than 22 years of experience in the telecoms and IT sectors. He joined BT as a graduate and has a track record of success in prominent commercial and turnaround roles across the Group’s Consumer, Wholesale, Ventures and Global Services divisions.

Luis Alvarez, CEO Global Services, BT

Our customers across Europe look to BT and our Cloud of Clouds portfolio to help them accelerate their digital transformation. With a senior leader such as Chet Patel at the head of our operations in Europe, we know that they will benefit from the excellence in leadership, unmatched portfolio expertise and strong management skills that are required for long term sustainable success in a rapidly changing world.”
- Luis Alvarez, CEO Global Services, BT

Chet has an MBA from the Henley Management College and a BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Politics from Leeds University.

For further information

Alan Ball, Global PR.