BT announced that Bas Burger is to become CEO, Global Services from 1 June, taking over from Luis Alvarez who has decided to leave BT after nearly five years as CEO, Global Services and 18 years with the company.
Dutch native, Bas Burger, 46 has been at BT for nine years in a variety of roles, most recently President of BT in the Americas, where he leads BT’s business in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Before joining BT in 2008, Burger was executive president and part of the management committee of Getronics NV.
He brings to the role more than 18 years of experience in the ICT sector and has led and helped to transform global organisations.
Over these past five years, Global Services has developed a strong set of products, with its Cloud of Clouds portfolio strategy recognised in the market place by customers and industry analysts alike, said BT in a statement. Following a strategic review of Global Services, there will be a two-year restructuring of its operations to create a simpler and leaner operating model. Technology trends create the opportunity to evolve Global Services as a digital business, driving innovation on the cloud-based platforms that deliver Global Services’ solutions, with its global network at the core.