George A. Cope

George A. Cope CM (born 28 July 1961) is the CEO of Bell Canada, achieving that position aged 53 as part of a proposed thirty five billion dollar leveraged buyout led by Providence Equity and the Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund in 2008. Due to the credit crunch and the ensuing Financial crisis of 2007–08, however, the buyout was cancelled. He led a competitor, Telus Mobility, before becoming President at Bell in 2005. He previously ran Clearnet, a wireless company that was bought by Telus in 2000. Cope holds a Business Administration (Honours) degree from the University of Western Ontario.


Born in Scarborough, Ontario, George Cope sits on the board of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), and was instrumental in the firing of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke after BCE acquired MLSE.[1]


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