Harmeen Mehta

Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, BT

Harmeen Mehta

Speaker Bio


Harmeen Mehta joined BT on 01 March 2021, in a newly created role as Chief Digital & Innovation Officer. She leads the Digital unit in BT, accountable for digital product and platform management, design, engineering, digital innovation, data strategy and solutions, IT delivery and BT-wide transformation.



She has over 24 years of experience and with over a decade in digital organisations with large scale transformation roles with companies such as Bharti Airtel, BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria), Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and HSBC. She also worked as a consultant to British Airways and Qantas. Just before joining BT, she was the Global CIO and Head of the Security and Cloud Business at Bharti Airtel, where she also helped create two unicorns and was also incubating 5 new businesses within the Telco.



Harmeen has lived in 11 countries and worked across over 30 countries around the world.



She is the recipient of the prestigious 2018 MIT Sloan Leadership Award, and the TM Forum Global CIO of the year award. She has also been recognised by the Economic Times as one of the ‘top 10 women in the telecoms and tech industry’ category from across the globe. Harmeen has also been awarded the ‘Woman of the decade in innovation and leadership’ accolade, by the Women Economic Forum.



Harmeen is the vice-chair and Board member for TM Forum and Lloyds Banking Group.