(Sharecast News) – BT Group said on Monday that it has appointed Allison Kirkby as chief executive, succeeding Philip Jansen around the end of January 2024 at the latest.
Kirkby has been president and CEO of Telia Company since early 2020. Telia is a Swedish digital communications and telecommunications provider to 25 million customers across the Nordic and Baltic region.
BT said Kirkby moved into the TMT sector in 2010, initially joining Virgin Media, and was most recently president and CEO of TDC – from 2018 to 2020 – the largest telecommunications company in Denmark, and president and CEO of Tele2 AB, the largest challenger telecommunications company in Sweden and the Baltics.
Kirkby has been a non-executive director at BT since 2019 and is also a non-exec director and member of the Audit Committee of Brookfield Asset Management Limited.
Chairman Adam Crozier said: “The board is delighted to have appointed Allison as our new chief executive. She is a proven leader, with deep sector experience and a history of having transformed businesses. I look forward to supporting her as we drive our long-term strategy to transform BT Group, ensuring it delivers for all our stakeholders.”