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News | 02/05/2002 5:00 am EST

Telecom and media conglomerate BCE Inc. has made several changes to its executive ranks. The most significant appointment is the naming of Michael Sabia as president and COO of BCE. He also becomes the CEO of Bell Canada. This appointment is effective March 1. Sabia joined BCE in October 1999 as vice-chair and CEO of Bell Canada International. In July 2000, he was named executive VP of BCE and vice-chair, corporate at Bell Canada. He was subsequently appointed president of BCE in December 2000. BCE Teleglobe has also several personnel announcements. Terry Jarman, CEO of the company, is leaving to pursue other interests. Over the coming months, he will serve as a special advisor to BCE Teleglobe. Charles Childers has been named president BCE Teleglobe, effectively immediately. He joined the company last November as president, global markets. He has been with the BCE family of companies since 1991 and previously held numerous senior-level positions at Nortel Networks Corp. Patrick Pichette has been appointed executive VP operations and finance at the company. He is currently executive VP planning and performance management. Prior to joining BCE, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company. Both Childers and Pichette will be based in Reston VA.

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