Wednesday, November 15, 2000
James W. Peters
Darren Entwistle, President and CEO of TELUS Corporation, is pleased to announce the appointment of James W. Peters as Executive Vice President Corporate Development and General Counsel. Jim will continue to be responsible for business development, regulatory and government affairs, strategy development, corporate secretary and legal affairs. In addition, Jim will assume responsibility for alliance management and consumer and employee privacy matters.
Jim joined BC TEL in 1988, first as a member of the legal department and then as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. In 1995, he was appointed Vice President Corporate Planning and Mergers and Acquisitions. Jim was a key member of the team that directed the merger of BC TELECOM and TELUS. Following the merger, Jim was named TELUS Executive Vice President Corporate Development and Emerging Businesses. In September 1999, he took on the Chief General Counsel portfolio. Most recently, Jim led the TELUS team involved in the acquisition of Clearnet Communications Inc.
Jim received his bachelor of science (human kinetics) degree from the University of Guelph in 1975, a bachelor of laws degree from the University of British Columbia in 1978 and an MBA from Simon Fraser University in 1993. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association.
TELUS Corporation (TSE: T, TA; NYSE: TU) is one of Canada's leading telecommunications companies providing a full range of communications products and services that connect Canadians to the world. The Company reported $5.9 billion in revenues in 1999 and is the premier service provider in Western Canada. TELUS also provides voice, data, Internet, advertising and wireless services to Central and Eastern Canada. With the purchase of QuebecTel and national digital wireless company Clearnet Communications Inc., TELUS is rapidly strengthening its position as a leading national service provider.
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