WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                     Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 under
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

          For the month of October 2002 Commission File Number 1-8481

                                    BCE Inc.
                 (Translation of Registrant's name into English)

 1000, rue de La Gauchetiere Ouest, Bureau 3700, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4Y7,
                                 (514) 397-7000
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

           Form 20-F                          Form 40-F     X
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   Indicate by check mark whether the  Registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

           Yes                                No     X
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   If  "Yes"  is  marked,  indicate  below  the  file  number  assigned  to the
Registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-           .

This  Form 6-K is not incorporated by reference in the registration statement
filed by BCE Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Form F-3
on June 15, 2000 (Registration No. 333-12130), under Form S-8 on  October 16,
2000  (Registration  No. 333-12780),  under Form S-8 on November 1, 2000
(Registration No. 333-12802) and under Form S-8 on  November 1, 2000
(Registration  No. 333-12804). Notwithstanding any reference  to BCE  Inc.'s
Web site on the World  Wide Web in the documents attached hereto, the
information contained in BCE Inc.'s Web site or any other site on the World
Wide Web  referred  to in BCE Inc.'s site is not a part of this Form 6-K and,
therefore, is not filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


For Immediate Release


Montreal  (Quebec),  October 23, 2002 -- Bell Canada  Enterprises'  Board of
Directors today announced the appointment of Michael J. Sabia,  President and
Chief Executive Officer of BCE, as a Director of the Company. Mr. Sabia is also
Chief Executive Officer of Bell Canada and a Director of the company.

Richard J. Currie,  Chairman of the Board of BCE, said, "We are extremely
pleased with the progress being made at BCE. Under Michael's  leadership the
company has gone through a challenging yet successful period as he continues to
bring a strategic and disciplined focus to all aspects of the company's

About BCE
BCE is Canada's largest  communications  company. It has 24 million customer
connections through the wireline,  wireless,  data/Internet and satellite
services it provides,  largely under the Bell brand.  BCE leverages those
connections  with extensive  content  creation  capabilities  through Bell
Globemedia which features some of the strongest  brands in the industry -- CTV,
Canada's  leading private  broadcaster,  The Globe and Mail,  Canada's
National Newspaper and Sympatico-Lycos,  a leading  Canadian  Internet portal.
As well, BCE has extensive  e-commerce  capabilities  provided under the BCE
Emergis brand. BCE shares are listed in Canada, the United States and Europe.


For further information:
Nick Kaminaris                                         George Walker
Communications                                         Investor Relations
(514) 786-3908                                         (514) 870-2488
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   Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                                BCE Inc.

                                      (Signed Michael T. Boychuk)

                                           Michael T. Boychuk
                             Senior Vice-President and Corporate Treasurer

                                         Date: October 24, 2002