Intelsat Appoints Terry Bleakley as Regional Vice President, Asia-Pacific Sales
Luxembourg, 29 September 2010
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, today announced that Mr. Terry Bleakley has been appointed Regional Vice President, Asia-Pacific Sales, to be effective 15 November. In this position, Bleakley will lead Intelsat’s sales and marketing activities and implement the company’s strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. Bleakley will manage the team from Singapore.
“Terry has expert knowledge of the satellite industry and the solutions required by satellite customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Given our plan to launch five satellites serving Asia-Pacific over the next 2 years, Terry’s appointment is the first step in expanding our sales and marketing presence in the region,” said Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President, Global Sales.
Intelsat’s Asia-Pacific initiatives include expanding its industry-leading media neighborhoods for cable programming and direct-to-home television platforms, distributing regional programming to a worldwide audience via Intelsat’s global satellite fleet, increasing enterprise networking, mobile and maritime communications, and enhancing government communications for data, video and voice transmissions. Intelsat expects to enhance, expand and replenish the company’s capacity serving the region through a launch program that includes the Intelsat 17, Intelsat 18, Intelsat 19, Intelsat 20 and Intelsat 22 satellites, all of which will launch by the end of 2012.
Prior to accepting this position, Bleakley served as Vice President, Commercial Operations for another satellite operator serving the region. Before his most recent assignment, he served more than five years with Intelsat in various sales and sales management positions in the Asia-Pacific region. Bleakley earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and a post-graduate diploma in aviation and business studies from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Separately, Intelsat announced that David Ball was appointed Managing Director of Intelsat Broadband Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary that is based in Sydney, Australia. Ball will focus on key strategic initiatives such as the company’s commitment to provide broadband connectivity solutions and infrastructure services to Australia, and will oversee specific business development activities in Asia-Pacific that leverage his years of experience in Asia. Ball will also support Intelsat General’s activities in obtaining and managing new projects like the recently announced UHF agreement with the Australian Defence Force.