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BT's CEO Made Honorary Knight By The Queen
By: MarkJ - 19 December, 2007 (1:23 PM)

BT's chief executive, Ben Verwaayen, has been made an honorary knight of the British Empire (KBE) by the Queen. The award was given as a reflection of his services to the communications industry:

He will receive his Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire from a cabinet minister early in the New Year. Ben joins an eminent group of business leaders from outside the UK who have been recognised with a KBE. These include Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, BP chairman Peter Sutherland, and Niall Fitzgerald of Reuters. Other non-nationals who have been honoured include film director Stephen Spielberg and former president George Bush senior.

Ben said: "This is a fantastic tribute to everyone who has worked so hard to transform BT into a communication services company with a global reach and a bright future. I am extremely proud of what the team has achieved, and very excited about the opportunities that still lie ahead."

Congratulations Ben, now can we have some 'Fibre To The Home' (FTTH) please :) ?


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