Bas was appointed Chief Executive Officer of BT’s Global unit in June 2017.
As CEO of Global, Bas leads the drive to establish BT as the number one provider of secure multi-cloud connectivity in the world.
He heads a team dedicated to serving multinational companies and governments with cloud networking, voice, and security services to support digital transformation and growth.
Bas joined BT in 2008 as CEO of the Benelux region. As BT moved its international market strategy to vertical industries globally, Bas took on multinational customers in the manufacturing, logistics, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods and chemical sectors. He went on to lead our operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America from 2012 to 2013, before moving to the US, where he was President, the Americas, driving growth across the whole region.
Before joining BT, Bas was Executive President and member 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.
Originally from the Netherlands, Bas is based in London with his family. He is a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and 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.
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