Chet Patel

Président, Europe continentale

Chet dirige l'équipe d'Europe continentale qui soutient de nombreuses multinationales et institutions gouvernementales parmi les plus connues dans le monde.

Chet was appointed as president, Continental Europe in March 2017. He reports to our CEO.

In his current role, Chet leads a team of around 7,200 people across key European business hubs, using 18 data centers, 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.

Prior to this appointment, Chet was president, global portfolio and marketing since September 2015 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. In addition to this, Chet is also the profession head for the sales community within the BT Academy.

Chet has more than 22 years of experience in the telecoms and IT sectors. He joined us from stockbrokers Charles Schwab in 1994 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, including managing director of BT Wholesale Markets, director of customer service in BT Retail, chief executive of the BT Redcare and Payphones businesses and general manager of retail products. He was also responsible for the launch of our broadband portfolio within the UK.

Chet 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.