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Al-Noor Ramji to drive BT’s IT transformation

today announced the appointment of Al-Noor Ramji as chief information officer of BT Group and chief executive officer of BT Exact.
He will be in charge of developing and delivering a unified strategy leveraging BT’s information technology resources to maximise support for the company’s growth and transformation plans. He will report to Andy Green, executive director in charge of BT’s internal information systems (IS) strategy and operations and chief executive officer of BT Global Services.

Al-Noor Ramji joins BT on May 4 from Qwest Communications where he held the position of executive vice president, chief information officer and chief e-commerce officer. He has led the company’s web, IT and internal network functions, as well as its business and billing operations, delivering revenue growth, world class systems and cost reductions. Before joining Qwest in 2001, Al-Noor Ramji was one of the most recognised IT figures in the City of London, where he was global chief information officer at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, after holding a number of senior IT and business positions in Swiss Bank Corporation and Credit Suisse First Boston. He was also founder and group chief executive officer of Webtek Software, a successful software house based in India.Ê

Andy Green said: “The twin objectives of growing BT into a global leader in network centric ICT solutions and transforming BT into a broadband company via the 21st Century Network programme create significant challenges for our information systems and technology resources. That is why we decided to bring together the roles of Group CIO and CEO of BT Exact. Al-Noor has the proven experience and expertise required to take up these challenges, and perfectly understands how to use IT to achieve business objectives, a vital requirement in our digital network economy.”

BT Exact is BT’s research, technology and IT operations business. It helps BT and its customers gain maximum advantage from communications technology, creating value and competitive advantage by combining a deep knowledge of networks and networked applications with proven skills in innovation, change management and IT operations.