BT Group Names Allison Kirkby As CEO

Britain's telecoms giant, BT Group PLC BTGOF, disclosed the appointment of Allison Kirkby as Chief Executive, effective the end of January 2024 at the latest.

Allison Kirkby has served Telia Company AB TLSNF TLSNY as the president and CEO since early 2020. Before that, she worked at several well-known telecommunication companies.

Allison Kirkby has been a Non-Executive Director at BT Group since 2019.

Earlier this month, BT Group's current CEO, Philip Jansen, informed the Board of stepping down from the position at 'an appropriate moment' over the next 12 months

Philip Jansen will continue to serve as Chief Executive until the end of January 2024 at the latest. When Philip Jansen steps down, he will hand over to Allison. He will be available to support the handover until the end of March 2024, at which point he intends to retire from executive life.

The company plans further announcement to confirm Allison Kirkby's start date and the handover date. 

Price Action: BTGOF shares closed higher by 7.05% at $1.67 on Friday.

Market News and Data brought to you by Benzinga APIs
Posted In: EquitiesLarge CapNewsPenny StocksManagementMarketsBriefsEurasia
Benzinga simplifies the market for smarter investing

Trade confidently with insights and alerts from analyst ratings, free reports and breaking news that affects the stocks you care about.

Join Now: Free!