BT has confirmed its appointment of JP Rangaswamy as its new chief information officer for BT Global Services, its enterprise services division.
The news comes after Rangaswamy leaked the information on his blog last momth.
Rangaswamy will report to Andy Green, chief executive officer of BT Global Services, and to Al-Noor Ramji, CEO of BT Exact, BT’s technology organisation.
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Green said, “BT is fortunate to be adding someone of JP Rangaswamy's calibre and experience to our IT leadership team. His extensive international experience, relentless customer focus and innovative approach to emerging technologies and practices make him a great addition to our leadership team.”
Rangaswamy said, “As telephony became software, telcos the world over had to respond to the challenge, reinventing themselves as true global ICT providers. I believe that BT has positioned itself uniquely in this respect.”
Rangaswamy is replacing Sinclair Stockman. In a new role, Stockman will work across the BT group to help develop IT strategies.
Rangaswamy previously held senior roles at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, including the global CIO role.
Originally an economist and financial journalist, Rangaswamy has also held a number of senior positions at other multinational companies, including Burroughs Corporation, Data General, and Cap Gemini.
Rangaswamy is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and of the Royal Society for the Encouragements of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
He is a charter member of TiE, the early-stage networking and mentoring group, and an advisory board member of CAL-IT. He holds a degree in economics and statistics from St Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta.