Since becoming President & Chief Executive Officer at T-Mobile in September 2012, John Legere has transformed the company into “America’s Un-carrier”—revolutionizing the industry to give consumers what they want from wireless. As America’s Un-carrier, the company has eliminated service contracts, moved to all-unlimited plans with no overages, introduced a radical new way of buying phones and devices, launched the industry’s most advanced upgrade program, and rolled out its LTE network, among many other industry-leading innovations. Legere also led the successful merger of T-Mobile with MetroPCS, creating an even more disruptive force in the industry in the new, publicly traded T-Mobile US, Inc. These and other bold moves have led to a resurgence in growth for the combined company and introduced a new era of innovation in US wireless.

With over 32 years’ experience in the telecommunications and technology industries, Legere is no stranger to leading transformative change. Prior to T-Mobile, he served as CEO of Global Crossing, where he transformed the company to become a leading provider of IP services worldwide. Before this, he was CEO of Asia Global Crossing, originally a Microsoft, Softbank and Global Crossing joint venture. Previously, he served as president of Dell Computer Corporation’s operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Legere also worked at AT&T for 18 years in a number of senior positions, including president of AT&T Asia Pacific, president of AT&T Solutions Outsourcing Unit, and head of global corporate strategy and business development. He began his career at New England Telephone in 1980.

Legere received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts; a Master of Science degree as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a Master of Business Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University; and completed Harvard Business School’s Management Development Program. He serves on the CTIA Board of Directors.

Legere grew up in Fitchburg, Massachusetts outside Boston. It was there that his father, Dr. C.L. John Legere, earned a doctorate in education while raising five children. Dr. Legere had a long distinguished career as a civilian at the Army Intelligence School at Ft. Devens -- instilling a strong work ethic and equally strong sense of loyalty in Legere. His mother, a registered nurse who spent much of her life as a caregiver, helped build a focus on philanthropic work that now shows through Legere’s extensive charitable activities. As a long-time competitive runner and marathoner, Mr. Legere supports a variety of causes. In his ten most recent Boston Marathon runs, he has raised nearly $2.0 million for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute where he is also a Board Trustee. He serves on the Board of the New York Road Runners and NYC Marathon.