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March 11-13, 2001  |  The Taj West End Hotel  |  Bangalore, India

John Helleur

Executive Director, Mahindra-British Telecom Ltd.

John has 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He has joined the Company as a whole-time Director on October 1, 2000 to develop the business in Europe and the telecom sector. Prior to that date, John was on the Board since December 1994 as a non-executive Director, representing BT. He has been instrumental in revising the strategic direction, creating Vision 2000 and assisting the management team that to acheive all round growth of the Company since 1996.

In July 1997, John was invited to lead the Network Strategy & Business Planning team for BT's UK networks. From February 1999, this strategy role changed into a wider strategy and commercial leadership role for the BT UK networks business (~GBP 5 billion p.a. turnover).

John's early career within BT involved software development of the System X telecom switch and the creation of BT's Network Management System Development department.

John has also carried out a number of assignments within BT for R&D strategy, operational support systems architecture & evolution, business strategy and organisational re-engineering.

John has a B. Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from Liverpool University and M.Sc. in Computing Science from Leeds University.

John has been conferred with the following awards:

  1. Awarded MBE (Member of the British Empire medal) June 1996 for services to telecommunications science.
  2. Awarded BT Martlesham Medal - May 1990 - for contribution to Science & Technology with the development and support of the Operations & Maintenance Centre.


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