Bas Burger

CEO, Global

Bas was appointed as chief executive officer of BT's Global unit in June 2017.

Bas has worked for close to 20 years in the ICT sector, supporting the digitalisation of some of the world’s most valuable and complex organisations.

As CEO, Bas is repositioning us as a more focused digital business, prioritising the innovation of cloud-based platforms that deliver products and services, with our global network at the core, to support the digital transformation of our customers.

Bas Burger has been with us since 2008 in a variety of roles, most recently president, Americas, driving growth across the whole region.

Before that, Bas gained industry sector expertise by leading our global commerce organisation, managing multinational customers in the manufacturing, logistics and pharmaceutical sectors since 2010, adding the Global Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and the Global Pharmaceutical and Chemical industry sectors in 2013. Bas also led our operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America from 2012 to 2013.

Bas started his career with us as CEO of the Benelux region, where he transformed the way we operate, improving the performance and service delivered to multinationals, government agencies, and large local enterprises.

Before joining us, Bas was executive president and part of the management committee of Getronics NV. There he ran global sales, channels and partnerships and supported and developed their international business. He was also CEO and Managing Director of KPN Entercom Solutions, NV.

A Dutch native, Bas holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Bradford, UK. 

As users, we’ve adapted to the pace of digital technology but as a CEO, I know it seems harder than ever to keep up, let alone get out in front. You need your infrastructure to perform in a way that’s perfectly predictable – secure, global and always-on.

Bas Burger

CEO, BT's Global division

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