Meet Chet Patel
Chet Patel, President Global Portfolio & Propositions
Chet Patel was appointed as president, Global Portfolio & Propositions in September 2015. He reports to the CEO of BT Global Services.
Chet moved from BT Wholesale to take up a new role as president of Global Portfolio and Propositions in Global Services where he is responsible for delivering the products and professional services that BT needs to differentiate from its competition and support Global Services’ growth plans. In addition to this, Chet is also the profession head for the sales community within the BT Academy and is BT’s regional director for London.
Prior to his role in Global Services, Chet was the managing director of BT Wholesale Markets, leading the sales, marketing and contract management teams, driving new propositions and solutions to over 1,400 customers to create new revenue growth in a market worth £2.3bn to BT.
No stranger to Global Services, Chet had previously in 2010 been VP of UK Products & Sales. Chet has held various other roles including 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 BT’s broadband portfolio within the UK.
Chet joined BT from stockbrokers Charles Schwab in 1994 as part of its graduate programme.
Complementing his regional director role, Chet is also a non executive director of London First and a member of the Mayor of London’s Enterprise Panel. Passionate about driving economic growth and creating jobs, Chet also contributed to the London Economic Development Plan, which sets the investment strategy to drive growth up to 2036 and beyond.
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.
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