Kim McMann to Head BT U.S. & Canada and BT's Global Business in the Consumer Packaged Goods Sector

Dec 02, 2010, 09:59 ET from BT

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announced the appointment of Kim McMann as president BT U.S. & Canada, reporting to BT Global Services CEO Jeff Kelly. Kim will also lead a new global organisation serving multinational customers active in the consumer packaged goods sector.

Kim McMann is joining BT from HP where she most recently led HP Enterprise Services' billion dollar infrastructure technology outsourcing business in Asia Pacific. She began her career at EDS in the government health care industry segment, eventually assuming responsibility for all U.S. state, county and local government contracts, and rose to president of business process management, one of four global lines of business.

Jeff Kelly, CEO BT Global Services, said: "BT has made tremendous progress in the U.S. and Canada, and has valued relationships with some of the world's leading brands. Kim is the ideal person to lead the way for our future progress. She is an experienced leader and has the required expertise supported by a wonderful track record of success in a leading global company, in the U.S. and around the world. Consumer packaged goods is an important sector for us with some great multinational customers, many of them based in the U.S. and Canada or with large operations in that region. By focusing industry expertise into this new team, we will improve our sales and operational effectiveness in North America and globally, further differentiate ourselves from our competitors, and deliver on our ambition to be the partner of choice for global companies in this sector."

BT has had a presence in the U.S. and Canada for 20 years, with around 4,500 professionals and offices in over 70 key cities. BT owns and operates one of the largest MPLS networks of any carrier in North America, and manages 6 network operation centres and 3 security operation centres. BT serves many large customers in North America, including Unilever, Pepsico, Reuters, Procter and Gamble, and many of the world's largest financial institutions.

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Kim McMann

President, U.S. & Canada, BT Global Services

President, Global Consumer Packaged Goods, BT Global Services

Kim McMann was appointed President for U.S. & Canada in December 2010. She is also responsible for BT's business with multinational customers operating in the consumer packaged goods sector.

A highly-experienced leader with expertise in developing and executing growth strategies, implementing operational efficiency improvements, mentoring and developing senior leaders and delivering bottom-line profit improvement, she joined BT from HP Enterprise Services (formerly Electronic Data Systems Corporation, EDS) in 2010.

At HP Enterprise Services, she led the company's billion dollar infrastructure technology outsourcing business in Asia Pacific. Her diverse team of professionals delivered specialised outsourcing solutions to both regional and global clients from service centres spread across Australia and New Zealand, Greater China, Japan, South Korea, South-East Asia and India.

Kim began her career at EDS in 1979 after gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.

Starting in the business unit responsible for the corporation's contracts with U.S. states, counties and local government bodies, she progressed quickly through a number of account and management roles, ultimately becoming President, Business Process Management – one of EDS' four global lines of business – in 1999. During her tenure, the unit grew to have revenues totalling approximately US$3 billion and 24,000 employees.