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« on: October 25, 2018, 09:18:41 AM »

The newly appointed CEO .... (as of 01/01/19)

Philip Jansen is appointed as new BT Group Chief Executive

Philip joins us from Worldpay, the global payments services group, where he will be stepping down as Co-Chief Executive at the end of the year. He’s been Chief Executive of Worldpay since 2013, leading it through its flotation in 2015, until its combination with Vantiv in 2018 to create a global leader in eCommerce. He has previously been CEO and then Chairman of Brakes Group and has held a variety of senior roles in Sodexo Group, latterly as Chief Operating Officer and CEO, Europe, South Africa and India. Earlier in his career Philip was COO of MyTravel PLC and Managing Director of Telewest Communications PLC’s Consumer Division. He started his career with Procter and Gamble.


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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 11:20:47 AM »

BT Group Picks Philip Jansen to Replace Gavin Patterson as CEO

After a lengthy hunt the UK telecoms giant, BT, has finally found a replacement for their outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Gavin Patterson, in the form of ex-Worldpay co-chief, Philip Jansen (age 51). Patterson will continue to serve as CEO until 31st January 2019.

BT has been under somewhat of a microscope for the past few years and they’ve not exactly had the best run of things, which has resulted in a continuing downward trend for their share value and that hasn’t made investors happy (some are now even calling for Openreach to be completely split). On the other hand the operator’s share price has now started to slowly climb back up but there are still plenty of challenges ahead.

    Philip Jansen said:

    “I’m honoured to be appointed as the next Chief Executive of BT Group. BT is a special company with a wonderful history and a very exciting future. It has built a leading position across fixed and mobile networks, creating an opportunity to deliver increasing benefits for our customers, the UK economy and our shareholders.

    In a competitive market we will need to be absolutely focused on our customers’ needs and pursue the right technology investments to help grow the business. I’m excited to get to know all the people at BT and work together to take the business forward.”

    Jan du Plessis, Chairman of BT Group, said:

    “The Board is delighted to have appointed Philip as our new Chief Executive. He is a proven leader with outstanding experience in managing large complex businesses. Philip’s strong leadership has inspired his teams, successfully transformed businesses across multiple industries and created significant value for shareholders.

    His most recent success at Worldpay, a technology-led business, means he is well suited to build on the solid foundations that are in place at BT. I look forward to working with him to position BT at the heart of the UK’s digital economy.”
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