Rob Shuter appointed CEO of BT’s Enterprise unit

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

Rob is currently Group President and CEO at MTN Group, Africa’s leading mobile telecommunications company with 250 million customers across 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining MTN he served as CEO of Vodafone’s European Cluster as well as being CEO of Vodafone Netherlands.

Philip Jansen, BT Group Chief Executive, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Rob to BT. He 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.”

Rob Shuter said: “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.”

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

Gerry McQuade the current CEO of BT Enterprise has announced he will be retiring from BT. Gerry has spent more than 12 years at EE and then BT, initially joining BT as the CEO of Wholesale and Ventures before moving on to lead the integration of that unit with Business and Public Sector to form the combined Enterprise business in 2018.

Philip Jansen said: “I’d like to thank Gerry for the contribution he’s made over a number of years. Most recently where he has led the creation of Enterprise and has overseen the strengthening of our core business to deliver the best fixed and mobile networks in the UK. We’ve been discussing for a while the right time for Gerry to retire from BT and I wish him all the best for the future.”



Rob Shuter Biography

Group President and CEO, MTN Group, since March 2017, leading the transformation of MTN group into a leading multi-national telecommunications company with over 250 million customers across 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East.

Vodafone Group from January 2012 to December 2016, and Chief Executive Officer Europe Cluster and member of the Vodafone Executive Committee from October 2015, responsible for Vodafone’s operations in 9 European markets.

Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Vodacom Group Limited from 2009 to December 2011, responsible for the broad finance function across 6 operating companies in Africa. Portfolio responsibilities included finance, treasury, tax, group risk, supply chain, internal audit and investor relations.

Prior to joining Vodacom, Mr Shuter held various roles in the financial sector including Managing Director – Nedbank Retail, 2004-2009; and Head of Investment Banking – Standard Bank, 1997-1999. Mr Shuter is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa).

About BT Enterprise

BT Enterprise is the leading business communications provider in the UK, connecting more than 1 million business customers and public sector organisations with an extensive portfolio of communication and IT solutions. It also provides network products and services to communication providers operating in the UK and Republic of Ireland. BT Enterprise generated £6.1 billion revenue and £1.2 billion in operating profit in the March 2020 financial year.

About BT

BT Group is the UK’s leading telecommunications and network provider and a leading provider of global communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities in the UK include the provision of fixed voice, mobile, broadband and TV (including Sport) and a range of products and services over converged fixed and mobile networks to consumer, business and public sector customers. For its global customers, BT provides managed services, security and network and IT infrastructure services to support their operations all over the world. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Openreach, which provides access network services to over 650 communications provider customers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses across the UK.

For the year ended 31 March 2020, BT Group’s reported revenue was £22,905m with reported profit before taxation of £2,353m.

British Telecommunications plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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