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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
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