Geoff Butcher

By eweek  |  Posted 2001-09-24

CEO, Protek

Elevator Pitch More than 60 telecom customers use United Kingdom-based Proteks business and operational support systems software.

Claim to Fame Helped to establish a major telecom R&D center in Moscow. It includes computer scientists from the Russian Space Agency and Moscows State University.

Current Challenge Generating global growth amid difficult market conditions.

Worst Career Move His first job. "I went into the U.K. civil service [with the Cabinet office]. Basically, its bureaucratic approach was like walking through treacle!"

Last Book Read "The Siege of Leningrad 1941-44," by David M. Glantz

Where Id Be, If Not Here "My alternate career would be building boats."

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