Intelsat Appoints Flavien Bachabi to Lead Luxembourg Headquarters Staff
Luxembourg, 23 November 2010 Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, today announced that Mr. Flavien Bachabi has been appointed as the new head of the Luxembourg headquarters office, to the position of Vice President, Business Operations and Intergovernmental Initiatives. His responsibilities will include the oversight of all major business operations, joint venture agreements and regulatory filings. In addition, Bachabi will also be responsible for managing new business activities with inter-governmental entities, development banks and similar organizations. Succeeding Bachabi in Africa will be Jon Osler, who has been appointed Managing Director of Intelsat’s Africa Sales team. Osler currently serves as a Global Account Director at Intelsat, working on strategic global accounts. Bachabi will continue to have a role in the African region, supporting major sales initiatives. “Flavien’s knowledge of the satellite industry, international regulatory requirements and the solutions required by our customers makes him immensely qualified for this global, corporate position,” said Mike McDonnell, Intelsat’s Chief Financial Officer. Commenting on Osler’s appointment, Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President, Global Sales, said, “Jon has proven skill in developing strategic customer solutions that support rapid growth, an ideal match for the changing business environment in Africa, which includes pan-regional growth and consolidation among service providers.” Prior to joining Intelsat in 1996, Bachabi spent more than 15 years in senior management roles with the Benin Telecommunications administration, where he led both domestic network and international services. Prior to joining Intelsat, Osler served as the leader of Middle East and Africa sales for ViaSat Inc., a satellite networking services company. He has over 20 years of sales experience in communications and technology companies.