Indian American Sunit Patel has become the new Executive Vice President as well as the Merger and Integration Lead at T-Mobile.
According to a press release, Patel will lead T-Mobile’s strategic planning efforts to integrate its business with Sprint as the two companies work through the necessary regulatory reviews and other closing conditions to combine and become the New T-Mobile.
Prior to joining T-Mobile, Patel was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at CenturyLink and previously held the same role at Level 3 Communications for more than 14 years before the two companies merged in 2017.
Before that, Patel served as the CFO and co-founder of Looking Glass Networks and was also a Treasurer of MCI WorldCom as well as a Treasurer of MFS Communications.
He has also been responsible for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning for BJ Services Company and has experience in investment banking.
Patel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Economics from Rice University and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
T-Mobile said in a press release that they are confident that Patel’s experience and demonstrated skills will substantially increase the likelihood of a successful outcome for the New T-Mobile transaction, which will in turn bring significant benefits to consumers, employees and shareholders.
Patel will report to T-Mobile President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert and will be a member of the company’s senior leadership team.