BCE’s George Cope to retire next year, Mirko Bibic named successor

BCE’s George Cope to retire next year, Mirko Bibic named successor
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MONTREAL — BCE Inc. says chief executive George Cope will retire at the start of next year after nearly 12 years in the top job.

The telecommunications and media company says chief operating officer Mirko Bibic will takeover as chief executive of BCE and Bell Canada on Jan. 5, 2020.

Cope joined Bell from Telus as chief operating officer in January 2006, becoming president and CEO of BCE in July 2008.

Under his leadership, Bell grew its wireless business and executed strategic investments and acquisitions valued at more than $15 billion.

As chief operating officer, Bibic has been responsible for Bell Mobility, Bell Business Markets, and Bell Residential and Small Business.

Bibic previously served as executive vice-president of corporate development and as Bell’s chief legal and regulatory officer.

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The Canadian Press

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