BT has appointed Javier Semerene as vice president for Latin America to lead its operations across the region.
BT currently operates in 22 Latin American countries, employing more than 1,000 people locally to support global.
Javier Semerene joins BT from TIGO Business Latin America, a subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular, where he was chief operating officer.
From 2008 to 2010, Semerene was vice president, Latin America, at Orange Business Services.
He previously held senior positions in AT&T, managing strong revenue growth in the Caribbean and Latin America, before becoming regional vice president for the Middle East and Africa.
Latin America has become one of BT’s fastest growing markets. It is considered as a high opportunity region by many of its global customers based in North America, Europe or Asia-Pacific.
Across Latin America, BT serves more than 1,300 public and private sector customers, including multinational companies in industries like consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, logistics, mining and oil & gas.
BT has one of the largest satellite broadband coverage capabilities in the region, with more than 24,000 sites.
It operates seven network operations centers that provide monitoring and proactive diagnosis 24×7, a security operations center in Sao Paulo, four data centers (Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia), 190 points of presence and more than 40,000 customer connections.
For the year ended 31 March 2013, BT Group’s reported revenue was £18,103 million with reported profit before taxation of £2,315 million.