DALLAS, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announced that Jennifer Artley has been appointed President for BT in the Americas with immediate effect. BT operates in 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the US and Canada and has had a presence in the region for more than 30 years. Artley will lead a team of more than 3,800 skilled specialists delivering networking, cloud-based unified collaboration, hybrid cloud services and security to over 2,700 organizations across the region.
Artley has been with BT for three years, serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the United States, Canada and Latin America. She is taking over from Bas Burger who was recently named by BT to the role of CEO, Global Services.
Bas Burger said, "The Americas hold a significant opportunity to support BT's growth ambitions as a leading global business communications provider. I am fully confident that Jennifer will continue to grow and transform our business to best meet the needs of our customers. She brings a wealth of experience to this key leadership position, which will help us accelerate our global digital strategy."
Jennifer Artley said, "I am honoured and thrilled to take this important leadership role within BT and to drive the digital transformation journeys of our customers. The Americas are a very promising market, with more than 70% of our global customers having a presence in the region. I'm also looking forward to continuing our own transformation to become a more digital business."
Artley joined BT in 2014 and brings more than 20 years of technology, sales and business development experience to her new role. Prior to joining BT, she held leadership positions at Equinix and Level 3 Communications.
Global Telecoms Business listed Jennifer Artley as one of the '50 Women to Watch in 2016'.
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BT's purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2017, BT Group's reported revenue was £24,062m with reported profit before taxation of £2,354m.
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