Thursday, 14 December 2017

People in 2013: Moving On

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom+
Monday 23 December 13

2013 saw certain big names in the telecoms industry head for pastures new; some went more willingly than others.

It has been quite a year for executive changes in the telecoms space, with a number of operators parting company with well-established CEOs and the vendor community welcoming a handful of new arrivals. For once, Europe was a the centre of the action, with two of the big five incumbents entering 2014 with new CEOs. We were taken by surprise in June when BT announced the departure of CEO Ian Livingston, who left his post to become Minister of State for Trade and Investment in the UK government. His replacement and former BT Retail head Gavin Patterson took over in September, shortly before the UK incumbent issued another unexpected resignation announcement. The telco is looking for a new leader for its access network division Openreach after Liv Garfield quit to become CEO of water company Severn Trent…

It has been quite a year for executive changes in the telecoms space, with a number of operators parting company with well-established CEOs and the vendor community welcoming a handful of new arrivals. For once, Europe was a the centre of the action, with two of the big five incumbents entering 2014 with new CEOs. We were taken by surprise in June when BT announced the departure of CEO Ian Livingston, who left his post to become Minister of State for Trade and Investment in the UK government. His replacement and former BT Retail head Gavin Patterson took over in September, shortly before the UK incumbent issued another unexpected resignation announcement. The telco is looking for a new leader for its access network division Openreach after Liv Garfield quit to become CEO of water company Severn Trent…

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