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Chet Patel

Managing director, commercial

Chet heads up the commercial team.

Chet was appointed to the role of managing director, commercial in October 2018. He reports to our CEO.

The commercial unit consists of key sales and sales support functions to provide globally consistent, customer-focused services to the sales teams in the vertical units.

Prior to taking up his previous role as president, Europe in March 2017, Chet was president, global portfolio and marketing and was responsible for the products and services which support the company’s global growth plans and played an influential role with our largest global customers.

Chet has more than 20 years of experience in the telecoms and IT sectors. 

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

In his spare time, Chet is a keen volunteer and regularly mentors teenagers in developing their careers and coaches local youth teams in both rugby and football.