BT appoints Patel as head of continental Europe arm

23 February 2017 | James Pearce

BT has named Chet Patel as the new head of its operations in continental Europe, overseeing its base across key European hubs.

Patel joined BT in 2005, according to his LinkedIn, and most recently serving as the UK incumbent’s president for global portfolio and marketing, a position he had held for 18 months. He has worked across the BT group’s consumer, wholesale, ventures ad global services divisions during a 22 year spell in the industry.

His new roles will see him in charge of BT’s continental Europe operations, which includes 18 data centres, 1,000 network points of presence and 30 city fibre networks.

In his new role, which he will take up on 1 March, Patel will report directly to BT’s CEO of global services Luis Alvarez.

Alvarez said: "Our customers across Europe look to BT and our Cloud of Clouds portfolio to help them accelerate their digital transformation. 

"With a senior leader such as Chet Patel at the head of our operations in Europe, we know that they will benefit from the excellence in leadership, unmatched portfolio expertise and strong management skills that are required for long term sustainable success in a rapidly changing world."

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