BT Taps Outgoing MTN CEO Rob Shuter as Boss of Enterprise Business

Philip Jansen, BT Group Chief Executive, said the new hire “brings a wealth of international telecoms experience and has a track record of driving innovation in business and consumer markets.

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Rob Shuter, MTN CEO
Rob Shuter, MTN CEO

BT Group has announced the appointment of Rob Shuter as CEO of its Enterprise unit and as a member of BT’s Executive Committee.  

Shuter is currently CEO at MTN Group, Africa and the Middle East’s largest mobile phone company with 250 million customers across 21 countries.

Prior to joining MTN, he served as CEO of Vodafone’s European Cluster as well as being CEO of Vodafone Netherlands.

“MTN notes the announcement issued today by BT Group Plc that Rob has been appointed as the CEO of BT Enterprise,” MTN informed investors on Friday.

“Rob will relocate to the UK and start with BT Group Plc in 2021 after finishing at MTN. MTN thanks Rob for his contribution over the years and wishes him well in his new endeavours.”

 Shuter is expected to join BT by the end of the 2020/21 financial year.

Gerry McQuade the current CEO of BT Enterprise will retire from BT, after more than 12 years.

Philip Jansen, BT Group Chief Executive, said the new hire “brings a wealth of international telecoms experience and has a track record of driving innovation in business and consumer markets.

“This will make him ideally suited to drive forward the support we provide to UK businesses and public sector organisations. The UK’s economic recovery will depend on their success and BT wants to play a key part in supporting these critical parts of the economy.”

Shuter said of his appointment: “I am looking forward to joining Philip and the broader BT team. BT Enterprise has a key role to play in delivering the BT ambition of becoming the world’s most trusted connector of people, devices and machines and I am excited to be part of that journey.”

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