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Fabrice De Windt appointed CEO BT Benelux

Press Release   •   Jan 29, 2016 10:31 GMT

BT today announced the appointment of Fabrice De Windt (40) to head its operations in the Benelux. Fabrice, currently in charge of BT’s global banking and financial markets (GB&FM) business in Europe, joined BT in February 2011 as vice-president global bid management, focusing on some of BT’s largest global customers. Fabrice De Windt will report to Corrado Sciolla, President Europe and Global Telecom Markets in BT Global Services.

Fabrice has a strong background in the telecom and IT industries. Before joining BT, he worked at Hewlett Packard and prior to this spent 10 years with AT&T.

He was appointed to his current role as vice president Europe & global business development for GB&FM in 2012 and contributed significantly to BT’s success in the financial sector, where it serves many of the world’s leading banks and financial institutions.

Corrado Sciolla, President Europe and Global Telecom Markets, BT Global Services, said: “The Benelux is one of BT’s strategic markets outside the UK. We have a long and successful history in serving large organisations in the region, and strong ambitions for the future. I am delighted to welcome Fabrice to BT’s European leadership team, who will bring massive experience and energy to our Benelux operations. He is ideally placed to lead our local team to the next stages of their journey.”

Commenting on his appointment, Fabrice De Windt said: “Many great multinationals and international institutions are headquartered in the Benelux, and our local team serves them with strong propositions in areas such as cloud, security and collaboration.I look forward to working closely with our customers in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg so that they can better leverage the opportunities of today’s digital world, and accelerate their success across Europe and beyond.”

In the Benelux, BT aims to be the leading communication partner for multinationals, government agencies, and large local enterprises. BT has more than 25 years of local experience and provides a broad services portfolio, including networked IT services, professional services, and wholesale services. BT operates more than 6,700 km of fibre network in the Netherlands and a 1,100 km fibre backbone in Belgium. It also has dual-data centre capability delivered from its three data centres in the region. The Benelux organisation has offices in Amsterdam, Brussels and Luxembourg.

Fabrice’s appointment will be effective on February 1. He replaces Joris van Oers who left the company last October.

Fabrice De Windt lives in Belgium with his wife and three children. Outside family and work, he enjoys golf and tennis.

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For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.

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