As per a Tweet sent by T-Mobile CEO John Legere, a new T-Mobile CEO will succeed Legere starting on May 1 2020. The transition has been under development fora while and made public early Monday morning via press release before Legere Tweeted about it.
Mike Sievert is committed to the successful Un-carrier strategy, demonstrating that T-Mobile will remain a disruptive force in US wireless marketplace to benefit consumers.
John Legere will continue as CEO through end of his contract on April 30, 2020 and will focus on a smooth leadership transition and closing the Sprint acquisition.
Mike Sievert is currently President and COO of T-Mobile and leads all marketing groups, retail, sales, and customer support groups for T-Mobile and its brands. Sievert has also been on the T-Mobile Board of Directors for almost 2 years and worked closely with Legere on the planning of the merger with Sprint. Sievert will be tasked with closing the ongoing acquisition of Sprint.
‼️ I’ve got some important news! On May 1, I’ll be handing the magenta CEO reigns over to @SievertMike as my successor. This move has been under development for a long time and I couldn’t be more confident in the future of @TMobile under his leadership.
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) November 18, 2019
Legere was credited with transforming T-Mobile over the past several years with many “Un-carrier” movements, thus putting competitive pressure on its rivals during a time when phones demanded more data and carriers stopped offering unlimited data plans. Over time, T-Mobile improved its customer service centers, added millions of customers, and over customer satisfaction shot up.
Under Legere, T-Mobile made an $8 billion purchase for 600 MHz spectrum from the FCC to expand LTE coverage and range eventually 5G connectivity.