T-Mobile Hires CenturyLink CFO Sunit Patel to Lead Merger with Sprint

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T-Mobile Hires CenturyLink CFO Sunit Patel to Lead Merger with Sprint Image Credit: T-Mobile

T-Mobile US has announced that Sunit Patel has joined the company as its new EVP, Merger and Integration Lead, effective October 1, 2018.

In his new role at T-Mobile, Patel will lead T-Mobile’s strategic planning efforts to integrate its business with Sprint as the two companies work through the necessary regulatory reviews and other closing conditions to combine and become the New T-Mobile.

On April 29, 2018, T-Mobile and Sprint announced they had entered into a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction. The parties expect the transaction to close in the first half of 2019. Patel will report to T-Mobile President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert and will be a member of the company’s senior leadership team. 

Patel joins the Un-carrier from CenturyLink where he served as the company’s EVP and CFO. He previously held the same role at Level 3 Communications for more than 14 years before the two companies merged in 2017. Over that time, Patel played a key role in numerous successful large-scale strategic transactions, including Level 3’s purchases of network operator Global Crossing and business internet provider tw telecom. 

Patel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Economics from Rice University and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile
He is smart, savvy, full of big ideas and ready to hit the ground running. I am confident he’ll fit right in here at the Un-carrier. I look forward to seeing you in magenta, Sunit!

MMike Sievert, President and COO, T-Mobile
Sunit has the depth of knowledge needed to create and drive forward a highly complex, strategic initiative of this magnitude. He will have a tremendous impact on shaping the New T-Mobile, and will add even more value to the company for many years to come.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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