BT Appoints Burger as New CEO of Global Services

BT Appoints Burger as New CEO of Global Services Image Credit: BT

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. 

Bas Burger, Incoming CEO, Global Services, BT
I look forward to continuing to build this position, deliver on our strategy and drive growth in Global Services’ strategic portfolio of networking, cloud-based Unified Collaboration, hybrid cloud services and security.

Gavin Patterson, CEO, BT Group 
I would like to thank Luis for the contributions he made to the company since he joined 18 years ago. He has helped to transform the Global Services business during this time, delivering very high levels of support for our customers, while evolving our products and services to seize upon technology changes and new opportunities that lay ahead.

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