Born in the United Kingdom in 1944, Sir Peter Bonfield is a UK citizen. He has an Honours Degree in Engineering from Loughborough University, is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, a Freeman of The City of London and an Honorary Citizen of Dallas.
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Sir Peter Bonfield began his career with Texas Instruments, based in the US.
After various design, manufacturing and management roles he joined the computer company ICL plc in 1981 as Group Marketing Director and member of the main board.
In 1984 he was appointed Chairman and Managing Director of ICL after its merger with STC, a telecommunications equipment manufacturer.
In 1987 he was also appointed Deputy Chief Executive of STC plc.
In 1990 as Chairman and CEO of ICL, he introduced the Fujitsu Group as a major shareholder to create one of the largest mainframe computer makers outside the US.
In 1996 Sir Peter was appointed CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of British Telecommunications, where he served until early 2002. During his tenure, BT was the world's fifth largest telecommunications company, employing over 130,000 people.