MONTREAL, Québec, June 25 /CNW Telbec/ - BCE Inc. today announced senior
executives Patrick Pichette and L. Scott Thomson have been named to new
positions with two global companies.
Pichette, President, Operations, has been named Senior Vice-President and
Chief Financial Officer of Google Inc. effective August 12, 2008.
Thomson, BCE's Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development and
Planning, has been named Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial
Officer (CFO) of Talisman Energy Inc., effective July 2, 2008.
"When Patrick joined BCE in 2001, his first assignment was to introduce
immediate improvements to the company's financial information and performance
management systems," said Michael J. Sabia, Chief Executive Officer of BCE
Inc. "As President of Network Operations, Patrick built a new operating model
for Bell's network based on world-class manufacturing and production processes
and a total focus on the customer. Patrick also took on a pivotal role working
in negotiating new, more flexible work rules to improve the ability of Bell's
technical team to serve customers in an increasingly competitive environment."
"Scott was central to BCE's $52 billion project to take the company
private - the largest transaction of its kind in the world," said Mr. Sabia.
"Scott's leadership of BCE's mergers and acquisitions group, that completed a
series of transactions including the sale of Telesat, contributed to the
successful execution of the strategy to return the company to its core
communications roots and surfaced tremendous value for BCE shareholders."
"We wish both Patrick and Scott every success in their new roles with
these leading companies and thank them for their exceptional contributions to
BCE and Bell."
About BCE Inc.
BCE is Canada's largest communications company, providing the most
comprehensive and innovative suite of communication services to residential
and business customers in Canada. Under the Bell brand, the Company's services
include local, long distance and wireless phone services, high-speed and
wireless Internet access, IP-broadband services, information and
communications technology services (or value-added services) and
direct-to-home satellite and VDSL television services. BCE also holds an
interest in CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier media company. BCE shares are
listed in Canada and the United States.
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