BT appoints new Benelux CEO
Announces 18% growth for Benelux operations
BT today announced the appointment of Bas Burger (37) as Chief Executive Officer, BT Benelux. Bas will take up his new position in June reporting to Luis Alvarez, President EMEA & Latin America. He succeeds Michel De Coster, who leaves BT on June 1st 2008. Bas Burger has a wealth of experience in the ICT sector and joins BT from Getronics N.V., where he, as Executive Vice President and part of the Management Committee, was responsible for Global Sales, Channel and Partner management, plus international Business Support and Development.
BT today also announced that its Benelux operation generated EUR 710.8 million revenue over the year ending March 31st, 2008, showing year on year growth of +18%. The Benelux operation is EBIT and cash flow positive.
“Over the years BT has successfully transformed itself into a global organisation that delivers mission critical network and IT services to its customers. This global organisation includes a strong Benelux operation. I’m really looking forward working with the team to further develop the business in the region”, said Bas Burger.
Luis Alvarez, President EMEA & Latin America, said: “BT Benelux has shown a solid performance over the last twelve months. I am confident that with his proven track record, within both the communications and IT industry, Bas will be able to build on this and continue to grow the business. I very much look forward working with him.”
Prior to Getronics N.V., since 2002, Bas Burger was CEO and Managing Director of KPN Entercom Solutions B.V. He started his career at KPN in 1994 (at the time PTT Telecom), after which he held various sales and senior management positions within the company.
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